Karl von Terzaghi, the father of Soil Mechanics would have been 126 years old today! Two years ago, a colleague sent me an email wishing me a Happy Karl Terzaghi’s Birthday. So I decided for geotechs like me, this is a day worth celebrating! (Photo from Science and Society)
Geoengineer.org has a great Terzaghi quote page. One of my favorites:
I produced my theories and made my experiments for the purpose of establishing an aid in forming a correct opinion and I realized with dismay that they are still considered by the majority as a substitute for common sense and experience.