A new scientific truth does not triumph
by convincing its opponents and making them see the light,
but because its opponents eventually die
and a new generation grows up familiar with it.
— Max Planck
Eine neue wissenschaftliche Wahrheit
pflegt sich nicht in der Weise durchzusetzen,
daß ihre Gegner überzeugt werden und sich als belehrt erklären,
sondern vielmehr dadurch, daß ihre Gegner allmählich aussterben
und daß die heranwachsende Generation von vornherein
mit der Wahrheit vertraut gemacht ist.
— Max Planck, Wissenschaftliche Selbstbiographie
What’s a stay in São Paulo, without a visit to the Avenida Paulista? An architectural display with countless high-rises clamouring for attention: choose me, choose me! I think I favour the building in stealth mode – which would you choose?
A Very Happy Birthday to Paul! Greetings from your very own avenue! I’m afraid the paper card may take another month or two to arrive…
The heat! Hunting for rare plants was one thing. Doing it in tropical temperatures was quite another. He was simply melting!
He wasn’t even sure they’d understood the directions properly. School Portuguese only went so far in the Brazilian interior. And had that man really understood what they were looking for? Or had he just taken pity on their hopeful expressions? Brazilians wanted to help! Whether or not they understood you…
Whatever Steph said: there was the river, he was taking a dip. He stripped quickly, before she was close enough to protest.
Gerald clearly hadn’t understood the warning.
The 100 word challenge for grown-ups, at Julia’s Place: Heat.
Photos taken in the Jardim Botânico of São Paulo. Orchids, I think. If you know what kind, please let me know. Thanks!
Update: scary but gorgeous topical photo in National Geographic!
The hardest thing to learn
is which bridge to cross
and which to burn.
— David Russell
Slightly belated entry for the Sunday Post Challenge: Bridge. The Ponte Octávio Frias de Oliveira in São Paulo.