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Of course you can use the products of science to do bad things, but you can use them to do good things, too.
Public sharing is an important part of science.
We're at peak oil, peak water, peak resources, and so either we figure it out and let science lead or we head down a very bad, dark trail to where a lot of people aren't going to make it.
To mistrust science and deny the validity of scientific method is to resign your job as a human. You'd better go look for work as a plant or wild animal.
P. J. O'Rourke
The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
It is possible in medicine, even when you intend to do good, to do harm instead. That is why science thrives on actively encouraging criticism rather than stifling it.
The most watched programme on the BBC, after the news, is probably 'Doctor Who.' What has happened is that science fiction has been subsumed into modern literature. There are grandparents out there who speak Klingon, who are quite capable of holding down a job. No one would think twice now about a parallel universe.
But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience.
Science has taught us, against all intuition, that apparently solid things like crystals and rocks are really almost entirely composed of empty space. And the familiar illustration is the nucleus of an atom is a fly in the middle of a sports stadium, and the next atom is in the next sports stadium.
How any government could promote the Vardy academies in the North-East of England is absolutely beyond me. Tony Blair defends them on grounds of diversity, but it should be unthinkable in the 21st century to have a school whose head of science believes the world is less than 10,000 years old.
I am a great fan of science, but I cannot do a quadratic equation.
Any teaching of falsehoods in science classes should certainly be identified and stopped by school inspectors. School inspectors should be looking at science teachings to make sure they are evidence-based science.
I'm fond of science fiction. But not all science fiction. I like science fiction where there's a scientific lesson, for example - when the science fiction book changes one thing but leaves the rest of science intact and explores the consequences of that. That's actually very valuable.
There's branches of science which I don't understand; for example, physics. It could be said, I suppose, that I have faith that physicists understand it better than I do.
The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science.
Science stands for rational thought, faith for superstition and unreason.
I was a very keen reader of science fiction, and during the time I was going to libraries, it was good, written by people who knew their science.
Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.
If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.
Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing.
That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.
Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.
By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.
E. O. Wilson
I just had a crazy, wild imagination all my life, and science fiction is the greatest outlet for me.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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