And the botanist who finds that the apple falls because the cellular tissue decays and so forth is equally right with the child who stands under the tree and says the apple fell because he wanted to eat it and prayed for it.
His father, Frederick Brooke Westcott, was a botanist of some distinction.
==Flora== The flora of Arabia has been investigated by P. Forskal, the botanist of Niebuhr's mission, P. E.
The route lay by Jibla, passing the foot of the lofty Jebel Sorak, where, in spite of illness, Forskal, the botanist of the party, was able to make a last excursion; a few days later he died at Yarim.
Caesalpinus was the most distinguished botanist of his time.