Quotes in science
We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.
I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.
Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong.
The great book of nature is written in mathematical symbols.
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.
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.