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C. V. Boys

British physicist
There is more in a common bubble than those who have only played with them generally imagine.

Sir Charles Vernon Boys, FRS (March 15, 1855March 30, 1944) was a British physicist, known for his careful and innovative experimental work.

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  • If the fork is not removed when the spider has arrived it seems to have the same charm as any fly: for the spider seizes it, embraces it, and runs about on the legs of the fork as often as it is made to sound, never seeming to learn by experience that other things may buzz besides its natural food.
  • There is more in a common bubble than those who have only played with them generally imagine.
    • Charles Vernon Boys (1896). Soap-bubbles and the forces which mould them: Being a course of three lectures delivered in the theatre of the London institution on the afternoons of Dec. 30, 1889, Jan. 1 and 3, 1890, before a juvenile audience. Society for promoting Christian knowledge. p. 10. 
  • An experiment is a question which we ask of Nature, who is always ready to give a correct answer, provided we ask properly, that is, provided we arrange a proper experiment.
    • Charles Vernon Boys (1896). Soap-bubbles and the forces which mould them: Being a course of three lectures delivered in the theatre of the London institution on the afternoons of Dec. 30, 1889, Jan. 1 and 3, 1890, before a juvenile audience. Society for promoting Christian knowledge. p. 11. 

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