Quotes in science

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.

Today, the theory of evolution is an accepted fact for everyone but a fundamentalist minority, whose objections are based not on reasoning but on doctrinaire adherence to religious principles.

Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.

Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders of those who have gone before.

The whole structure of science gradually grows, but only as it is built upon a firm foundation of past research.

God does not play dice with the Universe.