Re: PHYS: M-theory

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Sun, 15 Feb 1998 01:21:05 -0800 (PST)

> I had thought that quote was shades of Newton, but can anyone provide
> the original?
> Kathryn Aegis

Took about 2 minutes to STFW:

"I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem
to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting
myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell
than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered
before me."

Brewster's Memoirs of Newton. Vol. ii. Chap. xxvii.