Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Trivia of the day

Question: Who coined the term scientist?

Answer: William Whewell in 1833.


C2H50H said...

But did William ever use the term properly, as in "Back off, man, I'm a scientist!"?

Hume's Ghost said...

Probably. The philospher Simon Blackburn described him recently as "a rather patchy philosopher."