Quotes in science

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.


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.


Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.


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


Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.


In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.