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Quote of the day July 24th, 2014

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

Aristotle

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When people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.

ISAAC ASIMOV

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.

EDWARD TELLER

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

A satellite has no conscience.

EDWARD R. MURROW

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

MAX PLANCK

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.

ISAAC ASIMOV

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.

ALAN PERLIS

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.

ADAM SMITH

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.

MARY KAY ASH

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.

MARGARET MEAD

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world.

JANE HOWARD

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.'

MAX PLANCK

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.

JOHN VON NEUMANN

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.

NOAM CHOMSKY

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.

JAY LENO

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.

RALPH W. SOCKMAN

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory" is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.

ISAAC ASIMOV

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.

RENE DESCARTES

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

JOHN DEWEY

Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.

LINUS PAULING

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.

STEPHEN JAY GOULD

For NASA, space is still a high priority.

DAN QUAYLE

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.

TOM HANKS

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

ARCHIMEDES

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.

MARTIN HENRY FISCHER

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.

GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS

How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?

ALBERT EINSTEIN

I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.

JACQUES YVES COUSTEAU

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.

GEORGE SANTAYANA

I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reasons, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

GALILEO GALILEI

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

ISAAC NEWTON

I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.

JAMES H. BOREN

I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.

E. B. WHITE

I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.

FRANCIS BACON

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos.

ROBERT QUILLEN

In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.

HUGH WALPOLE

In laying hands upon the sacred ark of absolute permanency, in treating the forms that had been regarded as types of fixity and perfection as originating and passing away, the Origin of Species introduced a mode of thinking that in the end was bound to transform the logic of knowledge, and hence the treatment of morals, politics, and religion. The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy

JOHN DEWEY

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.

STEPHEN JAY GOULD

In this house, we OBEY the laws of thermodynamics!

HOMER SIMPSON

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.

RUSSELL BAKER

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.

JONAS SALK

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.

KONRAD LORENZ

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.

HENRIK IBSEN

It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.

CARL SAGAN

It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.

JULES H. POINCARE

It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.

WERNHER VON BRAUN

Knowledge has three degrees -- opinion, science, illumination. The means or instrument of the first is sense; of the second, dialectic; of the third, intuition.

PLOTINUS

Leave the atom alone.

E. Y. HARBURG

Marx, Darwin and Freud are the three most crashing bores of the Western World. Simplistic popularization of their ideas has thrust our world into a mental straitjacket from which we can only escape by the most anarchic violence.

WILLIAM GOLDING

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

JACOB BRONOWSKI

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.

EDMUND HILLARY

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.

ARTHUR EDDINGTON

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.

MARCUS AURELIUS

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under your observation in life.

MARCUS AURELIUS

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

HENRY B. ADAMS

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.

HOWARD NEMEROV

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. The bamboozle has captured us. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

CARL SAGAN

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.


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