Tuesday, 15 May 2018


Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything, you are safe in inferring that he is an inexact man. - Bertrand Russell

Science may be weird and incomprehensible – more weird and less comprehensible than any theology--but science works. It gets results. - Richard Dawkins

Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary. - Albert Einstein

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

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

Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification. - Karl Popper

Science, like life, feeds on its own decay. New facts burst old rules; then newly divined conceptions bind old and new together into a reconciling law. - William James

Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty – some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain. - Richard Feynman

Scientific revolutions, almost by definition, defy common sense. - Michiokaku

Scientists actively approach the door to knowledge – the boundary of the domain of what we know. We question and explore and we change our views when facts and logic force us to do so. We are confident only in what we can verify through experiments or in what we can deduce from experimentally confirmed hypotheses. - Lisa Randall

The history of science is full of revolutionary advances that required small insights that anyone might have had, but that, in fact, only one person did. - Isaac Asimov

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

The most exciting thing about being a scientist is not knowing and being wrong. Because that means there is a lot left to learn. - Lawrence M. Krauss

The most successful scientists are not the most talented. But they are the ones who are impelled by curiosity. They’ve got to know what the answer is. - Arthur Schawlow

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

The scientific attitude of mind involves a sweeping away of all other desires in the interests of the desire to know – it involves suppression of hopes and fears, loves and hates, and the whole subjective emotional life, until we become subdued to the material, able to see it frankly, without preconceptions, without bias, without any wish except to see it as it is, and without any belief that what it is must be determined by some relation, positive or negative, to what we should like it to be, or to what we can easily imagine it to be. - Bertrand Russell

The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired. - Stephen Hawking

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

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

There must be no barriers for freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors. - J. Robert Oppenheimer

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angel, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. - Albert Einstein

Vast is the field of Science ... the more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know. - Samuel Richardson

Without science, everything is a miracle. - Lawrence M. Kraus

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