Frases de Charles Percy Snow
Charles Percy Snow
Data de nascimento: 15. Outubro 1905
Data de falecimento: 1. Julho 1980
Charles Percy Snow foi um físico e romancista inglês. Teve diversos cargos no governo do Reino Unido
Foi educado na Leicestershire and Rutland College, atual Universidade de Leicester, e na Universidade de Cambridge, onde se tornou membro do Christ's College, em 1930.
Como escritor é mais conhecido pela série Strangers and Brothers.
Citações Charles Percy Snow
„There is no excuse for letting another generation be as vastly ignorant, or as devoid of understanding and sympathy, as we are ourselves.“
— C. P. Snow
Context: There is, of course, no complete solution. […] But we can do something. The chief means open to us is education […] There is no excuse for letting another generation be as vastly ignorant, or as devoid of understanding and sympathy, as we are ourselves. P. 61
„A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you read a work of Shakespeare's?“
— C. P. Snow