James Prescott Joule Quote
“Believing that the power to destroy belongs to the Creator alone I affirm... that any theory which, when carried out, demands the annihilation of force, is necessarily erroneous.”
―James Prescott Joule
The Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule (2011 edition), Cambridge University Press - ISBN: 9781108028820
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Prescott Joule
Born: December 24, 1818
Died: October 11, 1889 (aged 70)
Bio: James Prescott Joule FRS was an English physicist and brewer, born in Salford, Lancashire. Joule studied the nature of heat, and discovered its relationship to mechanical work. This led to the theory of conservation of energy, which led to the development of the first law of thermodynamics. The SI derived unit of energy, the joule, is named after him.