February 3, 2008


Posted in History, Thoughts tagged , , at 2:47 am by randallbutisingh

Christopher Columbus:

If I were asked what was Christopher Columbus’ greatest achievement in discovering America, my answer would not be that he took advantage of the spherical shape of earth to get to India by the western route–this idea had occurred to others before him–or that he prepared his expedition meticulously and rigged his ships most expertly–that, too, others could have done equally well. His most remarkable feat was the decision to leave the known regions of the world and to sail westward, far beyond the point from which his provisions could have got him back home again.

Werner Heisenberg


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