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Science is but an image of the truth.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.
~ Mike Adams

 

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Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought -- particularly for people who can never
~ Woody Allen

 

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Rather than have it the principal thing in my son's mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament.
~ Thomas Arnold

 

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But how is one to make a scientist understand that there is something unalterably deranged about differential calculus, quantum theory, or the obscene and so inanely liturgical ordeals of the precession of the equinoxes.
~ Antonin Artaud

 

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When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes.
~ W. H. Auden

 

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Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural.
~ Amelia E. Barr

 

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The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all.
~ Hilaire Belloc

 

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In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
~ P. L. Berger

 

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If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
~ Niels Bohr

 

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Art is meant to disturb. Science reassures.
~ Georges Braque

 

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Science knows only one commandment -- contribute to science.
~ Bertolt Brecht

 

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Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.
~ Jacob Bronowski

 

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It doesn't matter whether you're talking about bombs or the intelligence quotients of one race as against another if a man is a scientist, like me, he'll always say ''Publish and be damned.''
~ Jacob Bronowski

 

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

 

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Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved.
~ Jacob Bronowski

 

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That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
~ Jacob Bronowski

 

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The more we learn of science, the more we see that its wonderful mysteries are all explained by a few simple laws so connected together and so dependent upon each other, that we see the same mind animating them all.
~ Olympia Brown

 

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I hate science. It denies a man's responsibility for his own deeds, abolishes the brotherhood that springs from God's fatherhood. It is a hectoring, dictating expertise, which makes the least lovable of the Church Fathers seem liberal by contrast. It is far easier for a Hitler or a Stalin to find a mock-scientific excuse for persecution than it was for Dominic to find a mock-Christian one.
~ Basil Bunting

 

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They tend to be suspicious, bristly, paranoid-type people with huge egos they push around like some elephantiasis victim with his distended testicles in a wheelbarrow terrified no doubt that some skulking ingrate of a clone student will sneak into his very brain and steal his genius work.
~ William S. Burroughs

 

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