Science Quotes

If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context.

Wilhelm Dilthey

Cultural anthropology is more and more rapidly getting to realize itself as a strictly historical science.

Edward Sapir

Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over - except when they are different.

Nancy Banks Smith

Everything science has taught me - and continues to teach me - strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. Nothing disappears without a trace.

Wernher von Braun

Magic is just science we don't understand yet.

Sharon McCarragher

But by far the greatest obstacle to the progress of science and to the undertaking of new tasks and provinces therein is found in this that men despair and think things impossible.

Francis Bacon

Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.

John Carmack

I have a kind of standard explanation why, which goes like this: Science fiction is one way of making sense out of a senseless world.

John Sladek

Don't confuse hypothesis and theory. The former is a possible explanation; the latter, the correct one. The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science.

Martin H. Fischer

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.

Helen Keller

Reason, Observation, and Experience -- the Holy Trinity of Science.

Robert G. Ingersoll

The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles

Mahatma Gandhi

That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.

Charles Babbage

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Galileo Galilei

One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.

Robert A. Heinlein

The real origin of science fiction lay in the seventeenth-century novels of exploration in fabulous lands. Therefore Jules Verne's story of travel to the moon is not science fiction because they go by rocket but because of where they go. It would be as much science fiction if they went by rubber band.

Philip K. Dick

The art of land doctoring is being practiced with vigor, but the science of land health is yet to be born.

Aldo Leopold

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behavior control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers

Lewis Thomas

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

Edgar Allan Poe

The science of weapons and war has made us all one world and one human race with one common destiny

John F. Kennedy

One of the first rules of science is if somebody delivers a secret weapon to you, you better use it

Herbert Simon

Evolutionary naturalism takes the inherent limitations of science and turns them into a devastating philosophical weapon: because science is our only real way of knowing anything, what science cannot know cannot be real

Phillip E. Johnson

Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself

Woodrow Wilson

It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize, because it not only recognizes discoveries, but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science

Peter Agre
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