Science Quotes

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The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We live with some big mysteries. When we come upon one, were given a little gift. Every mystery is something for all of us to wonder about together.

Annaka Harris

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Discovery often means simply the uncovering of something which has always been there but was hidden from the eye by the blinkers of habit.

Arthur Koestler

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The manner in which some of the most important individual discoveries were arrived at reminds one more of a sleepwalker's performance than an electronic brain's.

Arthur Koestler

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Science advances funeral by funeral.

Paul Samuelson

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A nice theory does not necessarily equate to a correct theory.

Leonard Mlodinow

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We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That's a clear prescription for disaster.

Carl Sagan

Science is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking. This is central to its success. Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don`t conform to our preconceptions. It counsels us to carry alternative hypotheses in our heads and see which ones best match the facts. It urges on us a fine balance between no-holds-barred openness to new ideas, however heretical, and the most rigorous skeptical scrutiny of everything - new ideas and established wisdom. We need wide appreciation of this kind of thinking. It works. It`s an essential tool for a democracy in an age of change. Our task is not just to train more scientists but also to deepen public understanding of science.

Carl Sagan

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Only a fool of a scientist would dismiss the evidence and reports in front of him and substitute his own beliefs in their place.

Paul Kurtz

Science is the one human activity that is totally progressive.

Edwin Hubble

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Science is merely an extremely powerful method of winnowing what`s true from what feels good.

Carl Sagan

Science is based on experiment, on a willingness to challenge old dogma, on an openness to see the universe as it really is.

Carl Sagan

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There are many sources of spirituality; religion may be the most common, but it is by no means the only. Anything that generates a sense of awe may be a source of spirituality. Science does this in spades.

Michael Shermer

Surprise is inherent in the structure of the world. Nature can throw us surprises for which no amount of knowledge would have prepared us.

Lee Smolin

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Advances in science are often delayed because the common wisdom holds that something is impossible.

Keith Devlin

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