Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.
If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
Arthur C. Clarke
Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Henry B. Adams
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
Wernher von Braun
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
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.
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
There are no shortcuts in evolution.
Louis D. Brandeis
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.
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities and research facilities for years.
If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
E. B. White
The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
Arnold H. Glasow
The 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.
A satellite has no conscience.
Edward R. Murrow
Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover things that can be used for good.
John Charles Polanyi
Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
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.
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
Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Martin Henry Fischer
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
He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
John von Neumann
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world.
The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
Leave the atom alone.
E. Y. Harburg
- Father's Day
- Memorial Day
- Mother's Day