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"Having tamed the lightning, ..."?

Posted by ESC on January 05, 2001

In Reply to: Quote. Who said "Having tamed the lightning, ..."? posted by Bruce Kahl on January 05, 2001

: : I read this recently. "Having tamed the lightning, we are now teaching sand to think." Does anyone know anything about this quote? - Patty

: I saw tons of web sites with the "taming lightning" part of your phrase as a reference to Benjamin Franklin who did some early experiments with electricity.
: I will keep looking for you.

I am just reading a book about Ben: Benjamin Franklin: The First American. I will see if there's a reference to "taming lightning."