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A biophysicist talks physics to the biologists and biology to the physicists, but then he meets another biophysicist, they just discuss women. ~Author Unknown

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. ~Edward Teller

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. ~Max Planck

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

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. ~Adam Smith

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

All science is either physics or stamp collecting. ~E. Rutherford

Anybody who has been seriously engaged in 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

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

But in science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs. ~Francis Darwin

Darwin has interested us in the history of nature's technology. ~Karl Marx

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DNA was the first three-dimensional Xerox machine. ~Kenneth Boulding

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems. ~Rene Descartes

Engineering is merely the slow younger brother of physics. ~Steven Molaro and Daley Haggar

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. ~Edwin Powell Hubble

Ethics and Science need to shake hands. ~Richard Clarke Cabot

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

Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature. ~Martin H. Fischer

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

Great scientific discoveries have been made by men seeking to verify quite erroneous theories about the nature of things. ~Aldous Huxley

I am compelled to fear that science will be used to promote the power of dominant groups rather than to make men happy. ~Bertrand Russell

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I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads. ~George Santayana

I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them. ~Karl Friedrich Gauss

I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe. ~Ken Jenkins

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. ~Francis Bacon

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

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos. ~Robert Quillen

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate. ~Henry J. Tillman

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

In comparing religious belief to science, I try to remember that science is belief also. ~Robert Brault

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In every department of physical science there is only so much science, properly so-called, as there is mathematics. ~Immanuel Kant

In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself - nature does it for you. ~Frank Wilczek

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

It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof. ~John Desmond Bernal

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry. ~H.L. Mencken

It would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists, and physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms. ~George Wald

Life preys upon life. This is biology's most fundamental fact. ~Martin H. Fischer

Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science. ~Henry David Thoreau

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope. ~Theodore Roszak

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

No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer. ~Thomas Browne

Not fact-finding, but attainment to philosophy is the aim of science. ~Martin H. Fischer

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

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. ~Henry B. Adams

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

Observations always involve theory. ~Edwin Hubble

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. ~Albert Einstein

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl. ~Mike Adams

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Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Physics is geometric proof on steroids. ~S.A. Sachs

Physics is imagination in a straight jacket. ~John Moffat

Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little; it is only its mathematical properties that we can discover. ~Bertrand Russell

Physics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money. ~Leon Lederman

Reason, Observation, and Experience - the Holy Trinity of Science. ~Robert G. Ingersoll

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind. ~Marston Bates

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. ~Wernher Von Braun

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

Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed. ~Thomas Henry Huxley

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Science does not know its debt to imagination. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas. ~Miguel de Unamuno

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

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

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it. ~Albert Einstein

Science is all those things which are confirmed to such a degree that it would be unreasonable to withhold one's provisional consent. ~Stephen Jay Gould

Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more. ~George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

Science is the topography of ignorance. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Science never solves a problem without creating ten more. ~George Bernard Shaw

Science without conscience is the soul's perdition. ~François Rabelais

Scientific principles and laws do not lie on the surface of nature. They are hidden, and must be wrested from nature by an active and elaborate technique of inquiry. ~John Dewey

Scientists should always state the opinions upon which their facts are based. ~Author Unknown

That theory is worthless. It isn't even wrong! ~Wolfgang Pauli

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

The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music. ~Lewis Thomas

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The doubter is a true man of science; he doubts only himself and his interpretations, but he believes in science. ~Claude Bernard

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

The great men of science are supreme artists. ~Martin H. Fischer

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

The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it. ~Robert L. Park

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. ~William Lawrence Bragg

The microwave oven is the consolation prize in our struggle to understand physics. ~Jason Love

The most remarkable discovery made by scientists is science itself. ~Gerard Piel

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

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

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

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's one who asks the right questions. ~Claude Lévi-Strauss

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~Eden Phillpotts, A Shadow Passes

The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment. ~Celia Green

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. ~Albert Einstein

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Theory helps us bear our ignorance of facts. ~George Santayana

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

There is no gravity. The earth sucks. ~Graffito

There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science. ~Anton Chekhov

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. ~Mark Twain

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There were two kinds of physicists in Berlin: on the one hand there was Einstein, and on the other all the rest. ~Rudolph Ladenburg

To know the history of science is to recognize the mortality of any claim to universal truth. ~Evelyn Fox Keller

Touch a scientist and you touch a child. ~Ray Bradbury

We 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 which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more. ~Carl Jung

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

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When gravity calls, something falls. ~J.L.W. Brooks

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

Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it. ~Alan Valentine

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics. ~Heinrich Heine

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true. ~Niels Bohr

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