Catholics brag about the funniest things

From the 1913 Catholic encyclopedia:

Three practical units have been named after Catholic electrical pioneers; the volt, the unit of electrical pressure, in honour of Volta; the coulomb, the unit of electrical quantity, in honour of Charles Augustin de Coulomb; and the ampere, the unit of current, in honour of André-Marie Ampère.

If only our missionary efforts had been stronger!  If only we could have converted Ohm, Watt, and Faraday!

One Response

  1. This is really hilarious! Thanks for posting.

    The entry was written by a certain Michael Francis O’Reilly, so maybe it represents a generalization of the “there’s always an Irishman at the bottom of it” school of historical writing.

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