Science - Quotes


Modern science should indeed arouse in all of us a humility before the immensity of the unexplored and a tolerance for crazy hypotheses.

Martin Gardner

Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.

Henri Poincaré

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.


Coincidence is the science of the true believer.

Chet Raymo

The glory of science is, that it is freeing the soul, breaking the mental manacles, getting the brain out of bondage, giving courage to thought, filling the world with mercy, justice, and joy.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Truth, in science, can be defined as the working hypothesis best fitted to open the way to the next better one.

Konrad Lorenz

Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.

Robert K. Merton

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

We all have a thirst for wonder. It`s a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I`m saying is, you don`t have to make stories up, you don`t have to exaggerate. There`s wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature`s a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.

Carl Sagan

Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.

Richard Feynman

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.

David Suzuki

That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.

Jacob Bronowski

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. ?

Thomas Henry Huxley

Science is the disinterested search for the objective truth about the material world.

Richard Dawkins

Science is a way of thinking, much more than it is a body of knowledge.

Carl Sagan


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