Science quotes. This is a wonderful topic to explore. Since science really is the unending search for truth, these quotations are well worth some quality time.
Man and woman constantly ask the questions why and how.
Think back to the Stone Age and earlier. When man and woman looked up at the stars, they had to wonder and ask why and how we really got here.
With time and additional knowledge, people began to ask how this earth could spin.
Today science tells us that the earth depending on where you are is spinning around 1000 miles per hour. Further, science tells us that our earth is traveling around the sun at approximately 67,000 miles per hour.
These are still great questions to explore. The following science quotes in a small way attempts to put a small beam on some interesting issues.
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.
A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
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.
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.
The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
-Arnold H. Glasow
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
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
-Arthur M. Schlesinger
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.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
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.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
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.
For NASA, space is still a high priority.
Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,' they really mean, 'not really.'
Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
-E. B. White
Leave the atom alone.
-E. Y. Harburg
Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
A satellite has no conscience.
-Edward R. Murrow
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.
The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
-George William Curtis
The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.
You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
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.
In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.
The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
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
I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
-Jacques Yves Cousteau
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
Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world.
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.
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