Scientific Quotes

"Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thi...

"Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind." β€” E. B. White
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A government law exists to change ob...

A government law exists to change observed behaviors. A scientific law exists because observation cant be changed.
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"The most brilliant scientific discoveries will in time change and perhaps...

"The most brilliant scientific discoveries will in time change and perhaps grow obsolete as new scientific manifestations emerge. But art is eternal, for it reveals the inner landscape, which is the soul of man." - Martha Graham
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β€œThere are three stages in scientific discovery. First, ...

β€œThere are three stages in scientific discovery. First, people deny that it is true, then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.” ― Bill Bryson
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"The scientific name for an animal t...

"The scientific name for an animal that doesn't either run from or fight its enemies is lunch." β€” Michael Friedman
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"Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into...

"Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories - those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost." β€” Russell Baker
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"We should be on our guard not to overestimate science and scientific methods when it is a q...

"We should be on our guard not to overestimate science and scientific methods when it is a question of human problems; and we should not assume that experts are the only ones who have a right to express themselves on questions affecting the organization of society." -Albert Einstein
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"If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should n...

"If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability." β€” Vannevar Bush
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" There are 3 stages of scientific discovery - First pe...

" There are 3 stages of scientific discovery - First people deny its true; Then they deny it is important; Finally they credit the wrong person. " - || Alexander Humbell ||
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β€œThe discovery of the endocannabinoid system is the single most important medi...

β€œThe discovery of the endocannabinoid system is the single most important medical scientific discovery ever and will save more lives than the discovery and application of sterile surgical technique.” β€” Dr. David Allen, Cardiovascular Surgeon
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"Our scientific power has outrun our s...

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." β€” Martin Luther King Jr.
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Elliptical motion, except of its important scientific meaning can describe cy...

Elliptical motion, except of its important scientific meaning can describe cynical enough all the things which are perfectly balanced. Such as feelings. Moving periodically towards their center and simulteniously towards the distant chaos.
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"Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thi...

"Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind." β€” E. B. White
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"When I was growing up, we were taught the stories of people whose inventions and sc...

"When I was growing up, we were taught the stories of people whose inventions and scientific discoveries had expanded the lives of millions of other people. Today, students are being taught to admire those who complain, denounce, and demand." --Thomas Sowell
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β€œIf scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate ce...

β€œIf scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.” - Dalai Lama XIV
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"The contributions of the scientific man, ...

"The contributions of the scientific man, the uncommon man, the man with a sense of urgency -- these are the keystones of our future."
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"The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He do...

"The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of a planter--for the future." -Nikola Tesla
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β€œIt would be possible to describe everything scientifically, ...

β€œIt would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
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"Every person has two birthdays. The day they are tec...

"Every person has two birthdays. The day they are technically born -- The scientific aspect -- And the day they see Star Wars for the first time." --Jakob Stegelmann
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Beliefs should conform to our best scientific underst...

Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.--The Satanic Temple
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β€œIt has been proven now scientifically that an af...

β€œIt has been proven now scientifically that an affirmative thought is hundreds of times more powerful than a negative thought.” – Michael Bernard Beckwith
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"Our scientific power has outrun our sp...

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"Do you eat chicken because you are familiar with the scientific ...

"Do you eat chicken because you are familiar with the scientific literature on them and have decided that their suffering doesn't matter, or do you do it because it tastes good?" - Jonathan Safran Foer
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A scientific man ought to hav...

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, a mere heart of stone. -Charles Darwin
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I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weap...

I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. ~ Ronald Reagan
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One can measure the importance of a scient...

One can measure the importance of a scientific work by the number of earlier publications rendered superfluous by it. - David Hilbert
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The smaller the sample, the higher the ener...

The smaller the sample, the higher the energy required to detect the sample.β€”Anonymous. Applies across the scientific specialty spectrum.
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Change is one thing, progress is another. "Change" is s...

Change is one thing, progress is another. "Change" is scientific, "progress" is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy. Bertrand Russell
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"To be scientifically literate is to e...

"To be scientifically literate is to empower yourself to know when someone else is full of bullshit." -Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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"We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us ho...

"We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made." Albert Einstein
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But this is why we do scientific research: common sense does not always turn out...

But this is why we do scientific research: common sense does not always turn out to be the truth. If we only relied on common sense, we would still think the sun revolves around a flat earth. -Claude Goldenberg (Teaching English Language Learners)
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The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the d...

The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos. -Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist, biologist, author (1941-2002)
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"A good scientific theory is on...

"A good scientific theory is one which is falsifiable, which has not been falsified." Richard Dawkins
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β€œThe most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only commo...

β€œThe most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos” ― Stephen Jay Gould
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β€œWe feel that even if all possible scientific q...

β€œWe feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"A scientist in his laboratory is [...] also a child placed before natural phenomena t...

"A scientist in his laboratory is [...] also a child placed before natural phenomena that impress him like a fairy tale. [...] We should now allow it to be believed that all scientific discovery can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, or gearings..." ~ Marie Curie
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"The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist....

"The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations." -Gilbert Chesterton
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"Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Sc...

"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
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"Resistance to stereotyping is a lau...

"Resistance to stereotyping is a laudable moral position, but ... not scientifically defensible." - Daniel Kahneman
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Bad times have a...

Bad times have a scientific value -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the ...

New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher who struggles with his problems in lonely thought and unites all his thought on one single point which is his whole world for the moment. - Max Planck
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"A voluntary, self-administered ta...

"A voluntary, self-administered tax on scientific ignorance." - Ben Goldacre, on getting ripped-off by quacks
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