Science

«The evolution of higher and of lower forms of life is as well and as soundly established as the eternal hills. It has long since ceased to be a theory; it is a law of Nature as universal in living things as is the law of gravitation in material things and in the motions of the heavenly spheres.»

Henry Fairfield Osborn


«He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.»

Henry David Thoreau


«Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.»

Max Planck


«The dogma of the impossibility of determining the atomic constitution of substances, which until recently was advocated with such fervor by the most able chemists, is beginning to be abandoned and forgotten; and one can predict that the day is not far in the future when a sufficient collection of facts will permit determination of the internal architecture of molecules. A series of experiments directed toward such a goal is the object of this paper.»

Wilhelm Körner


«Ultimately amorality is immorality.»

Roger M. Keesing


«We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.»

Bertrand Russell


«Those distinct substances, which concretes generally either afford, or are made up of, may, without very much inconvenience, be called the elements or principles of them.»

Robert Boyle


«The only goal in life is to be happy, genuinely, intensely and consistently , regardless of what it looks like to others.»

Abhishek Shukla


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Ira Remsen


«A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible.»

Freeman Dyson


«Science, enabled by engineering, empowered by NASA, tells us not only that we are in the universe but that the universe is in us. And for me, that sense of belonging elevates, not denigrates, the ego.»

Neil deGrasse Tyson


«Within a science fictional space, memory and regret are, when taken together, the set of necessary and sufficient elements required to produce a time machine.»

Charles Yu


«College is the grinding machine of the Mathematical Establishment, a conveyor belt that takes individuals from one cookie cutter to another so that the product comes within tight control limits out of the assembly line.»

Bill Gaede


«Dale’s face is older. Just a little. Around the eyes and mouth. The skin of his neck. The back of his hands. Maybe not, he thinks, turning on the faucet, letting the water grow warm then hot.»

David Edward Wagner


«The task of the modern era was the realization and humanization of God – the transformation and dissolution of theology into anthropology.»

Ludwig Feuerbach


«Questions of personal priority, however interesting they may be to the persons concerned, sink into insignificance in the prospect of any gain of deeper insight into the secrets of nature.»

William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin


«Life is too short to be anything but happy. So kiss slowly. Love deeply. Forgive quickly. Take chances and never have regrets. Forget the past but remember what it taught you.»

Abhishek Shukla


«When we look up at night and view the stars, everything we see is shinning because of distant nuclear fusion.»

Carl Sagan


«Certein bodies... become luminous when heated. Their luminosity disappears after some time, but the capacity of becoming luminous afresh through heat is restored to them by the action of a spark, and also by the action of radium.»

Marie Curie


«Our civilization is not Christian. It does not come from the skies. It is not a result of "inspiration." It is the child of invention, of discovery, of applied knowledge -- that is to say, of science. When man becomes great and grand enough to admit that all have equal rights; when thought is untrammeled; when worship shall consist in doing useful things; when religion means the discharge of obligations to our fellow-men, then, and not until then, will the world be civilized.»

Robert G. Ingersoll


«Our brains are obviously capable of astoundingly fast and complex calculations that happen subconsciously. We can't explain them because most of the time we hardly even realize they're happening.»

Joshua Foer


«Lo que sabemos es una gota de agua; lo que ignoramos es un océano.»

Isaac Newton


«Is the conclusion that the universe was designed - and that the design extends deeply into life - science, philosophy, religion, or what? In a sense it hardly matters. By far the most important question is not what category we place it in, but whether a conclusion is true. A true philosophical or religious conclusion is no less true than a true scientific one. Although universities might divide their faculty and courses into academic categories, reality is not obliged to respect such boundaries.»

Michael J. Behe


«And just how did you arrive at that remarkable conclusion, Mr. Mayor?"»

Isaac Asimov


«Baxter knows a lot more than I do, I told her.»

Alasdair Gray


«In a world of complete economic equality, you get and keep the affections you deserve. You can’t buy love with gifts or favors, you can’t hold love by raising an inadequate child, and you can’t be secure in love by serving as a good scrub woman or a good provider.»

B.F. Skinner


«Science had to have some mystery otherwise everyone would find out how simple it was.»

Natasha Pulley


«Civilization exists by geologic consent, subject to change without notice.»

Will Durant


«As a rule, from what I've observed, the American captain of industry doesn't do anything out of business hours. When he has put the cat out and locked up the office for the night, he just relapses into a state of coma from which he emerges only to start being a captain of industry again.»

P.G. Wodehouse


«Magic begins in superstition, and ends in science. ... At every step the history of civilization teaches us how slight and superficial a structure civilization is, and how precariously it is poised upon the apex of a never-extinct volcano of poor and oppressed barbarism, superstition and ignorance. Modernity is a cap superimposed upon the Middle Ages, which always remain.»

Will Durant