Science Quotes

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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 attempt to put a small beam on some interesting issues.

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

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

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

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.
-Alfred Hitchcock

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.
-Alvin Toffler

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.
-Ashley Montagu

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
-Bruce Feirstein

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

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

People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
-Charles Kettering

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.
-Charles Pierce

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

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,' they really mean, 'not really.'
-Dave Parnas

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
-Donella Meadows

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.
-Edmund Hillary

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.
-Edward Teller

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
-Edward Teller

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
-Erwin Chargaff

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

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

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.
-Gertrude Stein

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
-Heinrich Heine

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

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

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
-Irving Langmuir

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

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

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
-Isaac Asimov

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.
-Jane Howard

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.
-Jay Leno

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