What Physicist 'Said' This?

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Somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind, I recollect something that was quoted as either uttered or written by a physicist. It went something along the lines of ". . . when it come to science, it's either physics or checkers." I have paraphrased it. It believe that it was a British gentleman of the early 20th century.

Would someone out there fill me in as to the quote and the person who gave it voice?
 

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"All science is either physics or stamp collecting" - Ernest Rutherford
 
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Not what you are looking for, but the only "checkers" quote I know

"Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state. " - Plato
 
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Damn!

Thank you. It appears those recesses are darker than I thought.
 

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