Pierre Polinière

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Pierre Polinière (8 September 16719 February 1734) was an early investigator of electricity and electrical phenomena, notably gas-discharge light, which suggested the possibility of electric lighting. He also helped to introduce the scientific method in French universities.

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  • Ceux qui passent toujours par les mêmes chemins, voyent ordinairement toujours les mêmes objets; il est rare qu'à force de suivre différentes routes, on ne découvre de nouveaux sujets dignes de nos attentions les plus sérieuses. De même les différentes tentatives nous font avoir un plus grand nombre de connaissances. En essayant donc différentes clefs, on peut espérer d'en rencontrer enfin qui nous ouvriront les passages assurés, courts et faciles pour arriver aux richesses de la Physique.
    • Those who always take the same paths, usually see the same objects; it is rare that upon following different routes, one won't discover new topics worthy of our most serious attention. Similarly, various attempts give us a greater amount of knowledge. By trying different keys, we can hope to finally find some that open secure paths, short and easy, leading to the wealth of physics.
    • Pierre Polinière (1728). Expériences de physique. Charles Moette. p. vii. 

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