Laplace went on to write a wide-ranging text explaining the mechanics of the heavens without using miracles.
It could not be overlooked, and accordingly he invited Laplace to come and see him.
Accordingly he appointed Laplace to be Minister of the Interior.
For about fifty years no one questioned the truth of Laplace's investigation.
Footnote 9: The examiner in mathematics was the great Laplace.
In mathematics do you look upon Euler, Laplace, or Gauss as fools?
Laplace should have taken man's conscience and will for his starting-point.
But the American got nearer to Horace than the martyr-philosopher to Laplace.
No reviewer will object to me that I have omitted Young, Laplace, etc.
When only sixteen he found an error in Laplace's Mcanique cleste.
in scientific phrases, a reference to French astronomer and mathematician Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace (1749-1827).