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It is, I think, particularly in periods of acknowledged crisis that scientists have turned to philosophical analysis as a device for unlocking the riddles of their field. Scientists have not generally needed or wanted to be philosophers.
In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics, and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.
The only people who have the long view are some scientists and some science fiction writers.
Sheri S. Tepper
Few scientists acquainted with the chemistry of biological systems at the molecular level can avoid being inspired.
I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way.
You frighten a lot of scientists. If they say that climate is not changing, they lose their research grants. And some people cannot afford that; they become silent, or a few of us speak up, because we think that it's for the honesty of science, that we have to do it.
It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming.
For scientists, growing cells took so much work that they couldn't get much research done. So the selling of cells was really just for the sake of science, and there weren't a lot of profits.
I think there is value in having practising scientists as leaders of research institutions.
Thomas R. Cech
We really think it is a good thing for scientists to spend a little bit of their time either in the community or in schools or helping to train high school teachers.
Thomas R. Cech
Drug use, within entire teams continues unabated. It is planned and deliberate cheating, with complex methods, sophisticated substances and techniques, and the active complicity of doctors, scientists, team officials and riders. There is nothing accidental about it.
We have to be plumbers, electricians, construction engineers, or workers, on the space station, but at the same time running a laboratory, being scientists, being the best laboratory assistants we can be. It's all in a bundle; it's very exciting, it's a lot of fun.
Scientists care deeply about their place in that culture, and their contribution to it.
Haldan Keffer Hartline
One of the great problems of the world today is undoubtedly this problem of not being able to talk to scientists, because we don't understand science; they can't talk to us because they don't understand anything else, poor dears.
The Nobel Prize, so long regarded in our science as the highest reward a man's work can earn, must bring to its recipient a most solemn sense of his debt to his fellow scientists and those of the past.
Edward M. Purcell
Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders of those who have gone before.
I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling: the part luck played in their accomplishments.
Edmond H. Fischer
Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they could discover enough facts about a problem, these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution.
Science is what scientists do.
Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world - possibly none - have a sufficiently thorough, 'big picture' understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming. To the public, we all might seem like experts, but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem.
If they don't depend on true evidence, scientists are no better than gossips.
Scientists are human, they're as biased as any other group. But they do have one great advantage in that science is a self-correcting process.
If global cooling will come soon - scientists will lose trust.
I don't necessarily have friends who are forensic scientists, but I have tons of friends who are cops.
Dedicated researchers seek better treatments and cures for diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer's and every form of cancer. But these scientists face an array of disincentives. We can do better.
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