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Quotes about science
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth."
A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice."
Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature."
So long as the mother, Ignorance, lives, it is not safe for Science, the offspring, to divulge the hidden causes of things."
Science does not think and cannot think; indeed, that is what constitutes its chance, that which secures its own way of proceeding."
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."
Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!"