Science Quotes

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When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

Arthur Charles Clarke

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Proof is derived not through a single piece of evidence, but through that convergence of evidence from numerous lines of inquiry, all of which point to an unmistakable conclusion.

Michael Shermer

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All observation must be for or against some view if it is to be of any service.

Charles Darwin

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Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more.

George Bernard Shaw

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The whole point of faith, in fact, is to believe regardless of the evidence, which is the very antithesis of science.

Michael Shermer

Data without generalizations are useless; facts without explanatory principles are meaningless. A "theory" is not just someone's opinion or a wild guess made by some scientist. A theory is a well-supported and well-tested generalization that explains a set of observations. Science without theory is useless.

Michael Shermer

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Art is I; Science is We.

Claude Bernard

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The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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Prediction is difficult, especially the future.

Niels Bohr

Was there such a thing as an instinctive yearning on the part of intelligent beings to expand outward, to reach the stars, to leave the prison of gravity behind?

Isaac Asimov

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Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one`s living at it.

Albert Einstein

No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer.

Thomas Browne

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

Karl Popper

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When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.

Isaac Asimov

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One of the major ingredients for professional success in science is luck. Without this, forget it.

Leon Lederman

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