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The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
Stephen Jay Gould
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
Wernher von Braun
There are no shortcuts in evolution.
Louis D. Brandeis
Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question 'How?' but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question 'Why?'
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
W. H. Auden
Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
Wernher von Braun
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
John von Neumann
Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.
Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
James D. Watson
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