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Quotes by Francis Darwin

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In science, the credit goes to the man who convinces the world,
not to whom the idea first occurs.
- Francis Darwin

There seems to be one quality of mind which seems to
be of special and extreme advantage in leading him to make discoveries.
It was the power of never letting exceptions go unnoticed.
- Francis Darwin

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

 

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller


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Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Carl Sagan

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe,
because once upon a time there was no time.
- John D. Barrow

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
- George William Curtis

There are no shortcuts in evolution.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
- Mary Kay Ash

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
- Wernher von Braun

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

It will free man from the remaining chains,
the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
- Wernher von Braun

Facts are the air of scientists.
Without them you can never fly.
- Linus Pauling

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist
to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.
It keeps him young.
- Konrad Lorenz

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability
to investigate systematically and truly all that comes
under thy observation in life.
- Marcus Aurelius

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
- Wernher von Braun

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
- E. B. White

Most people say that is it is the intellect
which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character.
- Albert Einstein

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
- Sam Ervin

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal
in this country and has been going on at universities
and research facilities for years.
- Mike Pence

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

People think of the inventor as a screwball,
but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
- Charles Kettering

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light,
they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing
his decision on stem cell research.
He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
- Jay Leno

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

For NASA, space is still a high priority.
- Dan Quayle

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis


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