Quotes in science

Anecdotal thinking comes naturally; science requires training.


All Models Are Wrong But Some Are Useful

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We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.

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Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

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I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.

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No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.


In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a "failed experiment." Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.

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We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

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Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: they heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.


Statistics is the grammar of science.

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