Quotations on Scientists

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Theories of love are found in the works of scientists, philosophers, and theologians.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Scientists, Theories)

Through history, people look for something spiritual. The greatest scientists in the world were men of religion and faith, too.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Faith, History, People, Scientists, Spiritual, World)

As neither of these two great research scientists was able to find the solution to the mystery, it is small wonder that none of their contemporaries were able to do so either.
- Robert Barany
(Keywords: Mystery, Research, Scientists, Solution, Wonder)

Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural.
- Amelia Barr
(Keywords: Life, May, Scientists, Supernatural)

The adequate study of culture, our own and those on the opposite side of the globe, can press on to fulfillment only as we learn today from the humanities as well as from the scientists.
- Ruth Benedict
(Keywords: Culture, Fulfillment, Press, Scientists, Study, Today)

Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: Business, Ideas, Belief, Mind, School, Scientists, Will, Wrong)

I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Food, War, Fighting, Losing, Production, Quiet, Scientists, Years)

Some otherwise sane scientists have seriously proposed that we tuck this deadly garbage under the edges of drifting continents but how can they be sure the moving land masses will climb over the waste and not just push it forward?
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Land, Scientists, Waste, Will)

I think there is value in having practising scientists as leaders of research institutions.
- Thomas R. Cech
(Keywords: Leaders, Research, Scientists, Value)

We really think it is a good thing for scientists to spend a little bit of their time either in the community or in schools or helping to train high school teachers.
- Thomas R. Cech
(Keywords: Time, Community, School, Schools, Scientists, Teachers)

I don't think that they have many of the scientists who were involved in the weapons program to talk to at this time, and there were thousands of people, engineers and scientists, they know where the weapons are.
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Keywords: Time, People, Scientists, Talk, Weapons)

I feel blessed to be here representing our country and carrying out th research of scientists around the world... I hope you could feel the positive energy that beamed to the whole planet as we glided over.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: Hope, Positive, Country, Energy, Research, Scientists, World)

The AEC scientists were so narrowly focused on arming the United States for nuclear war that they failed to perceive facts - even widely known ones - that were outside their limited field of vision.
- Barry Commoner
(Keywords: War, Vision, Facts, Scientists, states, United)

I think that climatic changes have a natural causes according many geological data... I am very glad to sign the U.S. Senate's report of scientists against the theory of man-made global warming.
- Uberto Crescenti
(Keywords: Causes, Global warming, Man, Scientists, Senate, Theory)

The moral issue here is whether the United States Congress is going to stand in the way of science and preclude scientists from doing lifesaving research.
- Rosa DeLauro
(Keywords: Science, Congress, Research, Scientists, states, United)

Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they could discover enough facts about a problem, these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution.
- Theodosius Dobzhansky
(Keywords: Faith, Facts, Scientists, Solution)

I recognized that teaching and research institutions vitally depend on the involvement of active scientists also in management functions.
- Richard Ernst
(Keywords: Management, Research, Scientists, Teaching)

Global warming is real. It is happening today. It is being charted by our satellites. It is being charted by our scientists. It is being charted by those of us in this body, and I think the real key is if we are ready to admit that fact and take the action to make the necessary conversion.
- Diane Feinstein
(Keywords: Action, Being, Body, Fact, Global warming, Key, Scientists, Today)

One of the great problems of the world today is undoubtedly this problem of not being able to talk to scientists, because we don't understand science; they can't talk to us because they don't understand anything else, poor dears.
- Michael Flanders
(Keywords: Science, Being, Poor, Problems, Scientists, Talk, Today, World)

Scientists are really very conscious of the fact that they stand on the shoulders of an enormous tree of preceding workers and that their own contribution is not so enormous.
- Martin Fleischmann
(Keywords: Fact, Scientists, Workers)

I believe that the quantum of our knowledge will increase considerably in the coming years and that scientists will continue to be amongst the brave voices speaking out.
- Peter Garrett
(Keywords: Knowledge, Scientists, Will, Years)

So, I am independently well-off and don't have to do anything, but I still do. I write books, lecture around the world, work with scientists and governments.
- Uri Geller
(Keywords: Work, Books, Scientists, World)

Scientists tend to be skeptical, but the weakness of the community of science is that it tends to move into preformed establishment modes that say this is the only way of doing science, the only valid view.
- Walter Gilbert
(Keywords: Science, Community, Scientists, Weakness)

Rocket scientists agree that we have about reached the limit of our ability to travel in space using chemical rockets. To achieve anything near the speed of light we will need a new energy source and a new propellant. Nuclear fission is not an option.
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Keywords: Travel, Ability, Energy, Light, Scientists, Space, Will)

If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
- Stephen Hawking
(Keywords: Time, People, Scientists, Theory, Universe)

Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals.
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Keywords: College, Doctors, Lawyers, professionals, School, Scientists, Teachers, Teenagers)

Some scientists use TeX or LatEX but for most people Word is the thing that writers use these days.
- Miguel de Icaza
(Keywords: People, Scientists, Word, Writers)

Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
- Roland Joffe
(Keywords: Science, Scientists, Thinking)

Scientists are very afraid of being proven wrong.
- Donald Johanson
(Keywords: Being, Scientists, Wrong)

No doubt it is true that science cannot study God, but it hardly follows that God had to keep a safe distance from everything that scientists want to study.
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Keywords: Science, God, Doubt, Scientists, Study, Want)

Job's forthright indictment of the injustice of this world is surely right. The ways of the world are weird and much more unpredictable than either scientists or theologians generally make things look.
- Walter Kaufmann
(Keywords: Injustice, Job, Right, Scientists, World)

In Massachusetts, scientists have created the first human clone. The bad thing is that in thirty years, the clone will still be depressed because the Boston Red Sox will still have not won a World Series.
- Craig Kilborn
(Keywords: Boston, First, Scientists, Will, World, Years)

In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer scientists let loose to do whatever they want. That's what really advances the field.
- Donald Knuth
(Keywords: Computer, Fact, Scientists, Want)

One of the unfortunate things about our education system is that we do not teach students how to avail themselves of their subconscious capabilities.
- Serge Lang
(Keywords: Behavior, Community, Scientists, Words)

Scientists - the crowd that for dash and style make the general public look like the Bloomsbury set.
- Fran Lebowitz
(Keywords: Public, Scientists, Style)

Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.
- Carl Lewis
(Keywords: Thoughts, Feet, Scientists, Talk)

Just after World War II, this country led the world in science by every way you could measure it, yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.
- James Lovelock
(Keywords: Science, War, Country, Measure, Now, Scientists, World, World war)

If global cooling will come soon - scientists will lose trust.
- Shigenori Maruyama
(Keywords: Trust, Scientists, Will)

And the program was developed in large part by behavioral scientists who were working with the military, who do everything they possibly can to measure a soldier's stress levels to see how they're doing physically and emotionally, as they go through this program.
- Jane Mayer
(Keywords: Measure, Military, Scientists, Stress)

I get a sense that we've all been educated into one school of thought. I'm not surprised at all to find among the overwhelming majority of scientists, are people who would hold one particular view because that's all they're exposed to.
- Thabo Mbeki
(Keywords: Thought, People, Majority, School, Scientists, Sense)

Now, that is in a way also what scientists are trying to do they're trying to get people to see that the world can be represented in an alternative way and that it's right.
- Jonathan Miller
(Keywords: People, Now, Right, Scientists, Trying, World)

People are already self-selected by the time they've decided to become scientists.
- Jonathan Miller
(Keywords: Time, People, Scientists, Self)

The data which is used to date for making the conclusions and predictions on global warming are so rough and primitive, compared to what's needed, and so unreliable that they are not even worth mentioning by respectful scientists.
- Gregory W. Moore
(Keywords: Global warming, Scientists, Worth)

I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.
(Keywords: Health, Disability, Joy, Scientists, Style, Thinking)

Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.
- James Newman
(Keywords: Wisdom, Children, Scientists, Words)

I have some friends, colleagues here at the Karolinska Institute and even in the United States and many other countries too, because we are working together as scientists.
- Lennart Nilsson
(Keywords: Countries, Friends, Scientists, states, United)

The scientists often have more unfettered imaginations than current philosophers do. Relativity theory came as a complete surprise to philosophers, and so did quantum mechanics, and so did other things.
- Robert Nozick
(Keywords: Relativity, Scientists, Theory)

I think philosophers can do things akin to theoretical scientists, in that, having read about empirical data, they too can think of what hypotheses and theories might account for that data. So there's a continuity between philosophy and science in that way.
- Robert Nozick
(Keywords: Science, Philosophy, Scientists, Theories)

Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism. Scientists say they found it at a party, talking way too loudly.
- Conan O'Brien
(Keywords: Party, Scientists, Talking)

Our assessment of socio-economic worth is largely a sham. We scientists should not lend ourselves to it - though we routinely do. We should, instead, insist on applying the criterion of quality.
- John Charles Polanyi
(Keywords: Quality, Scientists, Worth)



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