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All science is either Physics or stamp-collecting.
As far as the laws of Mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
He had read Shakespeare and found him weak in chemistry.
I am sorry to say there is too much point to the wise crack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
If all the arts aspire to the condition of music, all the sciences aspire to the condition of mathematics.
If the human race wants to go to Hell in a basket, technology can help it get there by jet.
In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.
Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties.
Light is the ultimate messenger of the universe.
Most science is only high falutin' nature studies.
My advice is to look out for engineers - they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb.
Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of four feet.
Reason, observation, and experience - the Holy Trinity of Science.
Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Scientific discovery consists in the interpretation for our own convenience of a system of existence which has been made with no eye to our convenience at all.
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
Wetenschap is wat wetenschappers doen - Science is what scientists do.
Technology - the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
The great tragedy of Science: the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Technology means the systematic application of scientific or other organized knowledge to practical tasks.
Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it.
Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - and nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country.
Science must constantly be reminded that her purposes are not the only purposes and that the order of uniform causation which she has use for, and is therefore right in postulating, may be enveloped in a wider order, on which she has no claim at all.
Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense-experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought.
Though many have tried, no one has ever yet explained away the decisive fact that science, which can do so much, cannot decide what it ought to do.
It may be bizarre, but in my opinion, science offers a sure path to God and religion.
As both the Mercury and Apollo programs have shown, our science and technology are so powerful that, if an intense effort is made, we can do almost anything we want in say, ten years - provided we are not in conflict with the laws of nature.
The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.
Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
Research is to see what everybody has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
No scientific theory achieves public acceptance until it has been thoroughly discredited.
The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.
Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.
The World would be a safer place, If someone had a plan, Before exploring Outer Space, To find the Inner Man.
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right,
There is more than a mere suspicion that the scientist who comes to ask metaphysical questions and turns away from metaphysical answers may be afraid of those answers.
In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
The perfect computer has been developed. You just feed in your problems, and they never come out again.
Electric clocks reveal to you Precisely when your fuses blew.
The telephone is the most important single technological resource of later life.
E = MC^2: Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared.
Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
It is very seldom that the same man knows much of science, and about the things that were known before science came.
A science which hesitates to forget its founders is lost.
Pollution is nothing but resources we're not harvesting.
Medieval Technology? The Middle Ages invented, among other things, the crank, the horse collar, eyeglasses, the flying buttress, the stirrup, the windmill, the wheelbarrow, printing, firearms, paper, the canal lock, the compass, the rudder, the mechanical clock, the spinning wheel, and the treadle.
The best defence against the atom bomb is not to be there when it goes off.
A few observations and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.
Basic research is when I'm doing what I don't know what I'm doing.
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
It is the theory which decided what can be observed.


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