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  • Just how many 0s and 5s to expect hinges on a law rediscovered by General Electric physicist Frank Benford in 1938, after mathematician Simon Newcomb had noted the same principle in 1881.

    Rise and Flaw of Internet's Election-Fraud Hunters 2009

  • She jabbed at the old hardcover book he held—Elements of Astronomy by Simon Newcomb.

    The Atlantis Prophecy Thomas Greanias 2008

  • Professor Simon Newcomb was expounding this to the New York Mathematical Society only a month or so ago.

    The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells Herbert George 2006

  • When Simon Newcomb, the astronomer turned proselytizing economist, published those words in 1885, he scandalized some readers who thought he was taking economics beyond its proper sphere.

    Economic Principals David Warsh 1993

  • Professor Simon Newcomb was expounding this to the New York Mathematical Society only a month or so ago.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame Various, 1973

  • I am not qualified to pronounce upon his scholarly attainments nor upon the estimate in which he is held by the learned world of to-day, but it may be assumed that the eulogistic words of the late Professor Simon Newcomb, himself a scientific giant, represent the truth.

    As I Remember Recollections of American Society during the Nineteenth Century Marian Gouverneur

  • Simon Newcomb was one of the best known of America's great men.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf Arthur E. Bostwick

  • Professor Simon Newcomb, one of the most brilliant minds our country has produced, says: "It is perfectly reasonable to suppose that beings, not only animated but endowed with reason, inhabit countless worlds in space."

    Marvels of Modern Science Paul Severing

  • It is true that all scientific research has depended and will depend upon individuals; Simon Newcomb expresses the matter thus:

    Popular Science Monthly Oct, Nov, Dec, 1915 — Volume 86 Anonymous

  • Few men in Washington cared to overstep the school-conventions, and the most distinguished of them, Simon Newcomb, was too sound a mathematician to treat such a scheme seriously.

    Indian Summer (1898–1899) 1918


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