Realm of Science March 20th 1914
Rigge, William F., S.J.
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First Paragraph: The wonderful diversity of genius that is shown by writers in scientific journals, is at times intensely astonishing. While one astronomer, for example, not proficient in the higher mathematics, will measure the positions of newly discovered heavenly bodies with scrupulous care, or even simply fix them on his photographic plates, an expert mathematician will take hold of the data thus offered and compute orbits for the bodies, taking into account even the endless disturbances produced in their motions by neighboring bodies. A third astronomer may then investigate the stability of the orbits for all times to come, while a fourth may occupy himself with their physical origin and future.