Quotes in science

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

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There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.

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Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.


In the begining there was nothing, and it exploded.


Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.


All science is either physics or stamp collecting.


I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.

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Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.


The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work.


Biology has at least 50 more interesting years.