George Sarton (August 31, 1884 – March 22, 1956) is considered by some to be the "father" of the history of science, having established the history of science as a discipline in its own right.
- ... science is the most revolutionary force in the world.
- George Sarton (1952). A guide to the history of science: a first guide for the study of the history of science, with introductory essays on science and tradition. Chronica Botanica Co.. p. 3.
- The chief requisite for the making of a good chicken pie is chicken; no amount of culinary legerdemain can make up for the lack of chicken. In the same way, the chief requisite for the history of science is intimate scientific knowledge; no amount of philosophic legerdemain can make up for its absence.
- Sarton, G. The teaching of the history of science. Sci. Monthly 7, 193-211 (1918)
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