Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Quotes: Science (2)

Science              353          "Hardly any man of science, nowadays, sits down to write a great work, because he knows that, while he is writing it, others will discover new things that will make it obsolete before it appears." Bertrand Russell. “On Being Modern-Minded.” 1950. Gross, ed. Essays.

Science              740          "…every obstacle placed in the way of scientific discovery is a wrong to humanity." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.

Science              251          "Now, let me tell you that the most unscientific thing in the world is science." Lewis, Babbitt.

Science              2             " It was a world where Servetus was burned to death for daring to cut up and examine the body of a dead man, where Galileo was shut up for life for daring to prove that the earth moved around the sun." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.

Science            3              "Educated men talked Latin in those days, but Leeuwenhoek could not so much as read it and his only literature was the Dutch Bible…his ignorance was a great help to him, for, cut off from all of the learned nonsense of his time, he had to trust to his own eyes, his own thoughts, his own judgment." DeKruif, Microbe Hunters.

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