Quotes in science
I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.
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.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
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.
Any living cell carries with it the experience of a billion years of experimentation by its ancestors.
In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself - nature does it for you.
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.