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  • Eddington, Sir Arthur Stanley 1882-1944. British mathematician, astronomer, and physicist who was an early exponent of the theory of relativity and conducted research on the evolution, structure, and motion of stars.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. English astronomer remembered for his popular elucidation of relativity theory (1882-1944)

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  • -- ATH Jeremy Eddington, Paris, Texas -- Bailiff says the defensive tape Rice has on Eddington is as impressive, if not more so, than the film of him dominating opposing defenses at running back.

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  • Eddington from the year 1926, according to which the innermost part of the sun is a hot gas mainly consisting of hydrogen and helium.

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  • When he called Eddington, the chief told him that "my voice did not project far enough," Johnson said in the filing.

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  • This is known as the Eddington Limit, and is named for the British astrophysicist who first championed the cause of Albert Einstein.

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  • This so-called Eddington limit, named after the 20th century astronomer who realized that radiation could in extreme instances balance gravity, would occur (at least for this specific example of starbursts; it can also happen in other situations) only in cases much more dramatic than anything known in our own galaxy.

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  • The comment of Sir Arthur Eddington, one of the twentieth century's greatest physicists, is typical: "If your theory is found to be against the second law of thermodynamics, there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation" - a summing-up so useful that it probably deserves to be called Eddington's Law.

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  • 4 We may here recall Eddington's statement concerning the restriction of scientific observation to 'non-stereoscopic vision'.

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  • In the present age the Church calls science to its aid, and utterly disregards its obsolete theology which it still practices, and attempts, by means of the misinterpretation of scientific facts and statements of a few men such as Eddington and Jeans, to force science into some illogical and unscientific concordance with the conception of a supreme being.

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  • Eddington, News Corp.'s lead independent director, expressing concern about Mr. Murdoch remaining chairman and CEO as well as other governance issues.

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  • Surely for, say, an Eddington, the result was simply reinforcement of his Quaker beliefs (which needed no reinforcement).

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