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Page 2 continues the science quotes quest to look at how science attempts to take knowledge and test it. Ultimately, the goal is to be able to explain and make predictions about our wonderful universe.

Knowledge of science has made it possible for man and woman to make the advances in science we enjoy today.

Science tells us that all things are possible.

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

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover things that can be used for good.
-John Charles Polanyi

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time.
-John D. Barrow

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

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
-John von Neumann

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

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

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behavior control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry, and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
-Lewis Thomas

Facts are the air of scientists. Without them, you can never fly.
-Linus Pauling

There are no shortcuts in evolution.
-Louis D. Brandeis

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

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.
-Margaret Mead

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

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
-Martin Henry Fischer

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

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

Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
-Mary Kay Ash

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is 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

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

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities and research facilities for years.
-Mike Pence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
-Sam Ervin

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
-Stephen Jay Gould

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

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

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

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

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.
-Tom Hanks

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

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.
-Walter Lippmann

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

It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
-Wernher von Braun

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
-Wernher von Braun

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
-Wilhelm Reich

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research.
-Wilson Mizner

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