On Dec 27, 4:43 am, Marvin the Martian <mar...@ontomars.org> wrote: > On Sat, 26 Dec 2009 13:23:08 -0800, chazwin wrote: > > On Dec 24, 5:58 pm, Marvin the Martian <mar...@ontomars.org> wrote: > >> On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 08:05:35 -0800, chazwin wrote: > >> > The 19thC saw the domination of English mainly because nearly all the > >> > decent innovations, discoveries and inventions all came from Britain. > >> > The French and the Germans had to take a back seat. The Germans > >> > seemed to have concentrated on philosophy whilst the French spent the > >> > whole century licking their wounds after the Napoleonic defeats. > > >> So, Georg Ohm, Heinrich Hertz, Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Clausius, > >> and Heinrich Lenz took a "back seat"? (All big name 19th century German > >> physicist) > > Yep -minor players. > > >> As did Augustin Fresnel, Pierre Dulong, Alexis Petit, Pierre Curie, and > >> Andre Ampere? (Big name 19th century French Physicist) > > > And them too. > > >> How... droll. English Chauvinism is not dead. > > >> Yes, there is a reason why back in the 1960s you had to be able to read > >> a foreign language, usually German or French, to get a degree in > >> physics at an accredited college in the English speaking United States. > > > Yes but it did not matter which one. In Germany and France English was > > essential. > > >> And after WW II, the only reason why we had a scientific jump on the > >> Russians is because our captured German scientist were better than the > >> Russian captured German scientists. :-D > > > Can I remind you I was talking about the 19thCentury not the 20thC? > > You had me going. I thought you were serious. I see it is just silly > nationalistic posturing.