Science - Quotes


Science is not good or bad [...], but it can be used both ways.


There is no such thing as philosophy-free science; there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination.

Daniel Dennett

Myths, whether in written or visual form, serve a vital role of asking unanswerable questions and providing unquestionable answers. Most of us, most of the time, have a low tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty. We want to reduce the cognitive dissonance of not knowing by filling the gaps with answers. Traditionally, religious myths have served that role, but today - the age of science - science fiction is our mythology.

Michael Shermer

Science helps us avoid dogmatism: basing conclusions on authority rather than logic and evidence.

Michael Shermer

It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.

Carl Sagan

People must understand that science is inherently neither a potential for good nor for evil. It is a potential to be harnessed by man to do his bidding.

Glenn T. Seaborg

Mathematics is not a deductive science - that`s a cliche. When you try to prove a theorem, you don`t just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork.

Paul Halmos

Science is not a mechanism but a human progress, and not a set of findings but a search for them.

Jacob Bronowski

The Age of Discovery in science is coming to a close, opening up an Age of Mastery.

Michio Kaku

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Skepticism is not a position; skepticism is an approach to claims, in the same way that science is not a subject but a method.

Michael Shermer

Art is I; Science is We.

Claude Bernard

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

Albert Einstein


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