Alexander McFarlane

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I'm pretty average at snowboarding


  • If a man does not have to work: If he does not grow crops or hunt or do something, he very quickly destroys himself - Yaka Garimala, quoting an Aboriginal saying

Physics Nobel Laureates

  • Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it - Richard Feynman
  • All science is either physics or stamp collecting - Ernest Rutherford
  • Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new - Albert Einstein
  • Because of its extreme complexity, most physicists will be glad to see the end of QED - Paul Dirac