English Scientist Quotes

505 English Scientist quotes:

"The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo."
"Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority."
"If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?"
"I don't see the logic of rejecting data just because they seem incredible."
"This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones."
"I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape."
"The world is made up of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show."
"The bronze powder business, however, no longer required my personal attention, and was well managed by those I had chosen as the guardians of a secret, which was long and honourably kept."
"The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show."
"To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them."
"There was no romance about the mosquitos, however."
"It soon became obvious that we were but on the threshold of the discovery."
"By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out."
"For the first half of geological time our ancestors were bacteria. Most creatures still are bacteria, and each one of our trillions of cells is a colony of bacteria."
"God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture."
"It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics."
"The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice."
"My father was a stone mason, and a talented amateur pianist and vocalist."
"I do not say think as I think, but think in my way. Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy."
"In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them."

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