Topics - Science


Quote 1Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Quote 2Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception ...
Quote 3Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Quote 68Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
Quote 84Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not hav...
Quote 111Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
Quote 129A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wan...
Quote 139A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually d...
Quote 223A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
Quote 281It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.
Quote 300From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
Quote 355For NASA, space is still a high priority. - Dan Quayle
Quote 400Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach...
Quote 648Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Quote 653Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.
Quote 698Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world.
Quote 785A satellite has no conscience. - Edward R. Murrow
Quote 1046Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science ...
Quote 1488Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
Quote 1736Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Quote 2282Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.
Quote 2408No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
Quote 2452Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Quote 2736Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Quote 3108Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.
Quote 3565Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to ...
Quote 7626Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
Quote 7731The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
Quote 7811Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in li...
Quote 8008There was no "before" the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time.
Quote 8092Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Quote 8101Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
Quote 8159I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
Quote 8272The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are co...
Quote 8372Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?&q...
Quote 8377People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
Quote 8391Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fos...
Quote 8586Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
Quote 8624In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." ...
Quote 8651The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Quote 8750Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
Quote 8907The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biolog...
Quote 8993There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
Quote 9108Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.
Quote 9219The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny......
Quote 9386Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
Quote 9493Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Quote 9524The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
Quote 9687Leave the atom alone. - E. Y. Harburg
Quote 10025I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
Quote 10051Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Quote 10063The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, tran...
Quote 10075We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of whic...
Quote 10182Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Quote 10287The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
Quote 10289The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Quote 10373In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.
Quote 10540Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
Quote 10559The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.
Quote 10585There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it m...
Quote 10603If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Quote 10627Touch a scientist and you touch a child. - Ray Bradbury
Quote 10717We 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 wh...
Quote 11054You cannot feed the hungry on statistics. - Heinrich Heine
Quote 11235Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities and research facilities for ye...
Quote 11265Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
Quote 11339If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
Quote 11561Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,' they really mean, 'not really.'
Quote 11659If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossibl...
Quote 11684The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Quote 11705I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
Quote 11771When 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.
Quote 11865The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.
Quote 11929Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Quote 12325When 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 a...
Quote 12386He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
Quote 12633Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft. - Sam Ervin
Quote 13397The 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 ...
Quote 13584Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.
Quote 13645The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
Quote 13678There are no shortcuts in evolution. - Louis D. Brandeis
Quote 13788Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those ...
Quote 13821The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
Quote 13941Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
Quote 13994Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover things that can be used for good.