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Santa Clara College and the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge, 1851-1900

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Chemical Balance
Chemical Balance
This instrument is an example of the increasingly precise balances that were being created in the 18th century. "I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in your thoughts, advanced to the stage of science." - Lord Kelvin

Item#: RB.35
Photograph courtesy of SCU Archaeology Department
Quotation from "Nineteenth Century Scientific Instruments" p.47
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