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Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgements

of all kinds remain necessary. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), Out of My Later Years, 1936 Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), "Science, Philosophy and Religion: a Symposium", 1941 When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - ), Clarke's first law Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof. Ashley Montague Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination. Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970) I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true. Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996) All science is either physics or stamp collecting. Ernest Rutherford (1871 - 1937), in J. B. Birks "Rutherford at Manchester" (1962) Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated. George Santayana (1863 - 1952) Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist. Harrison Ford (1942 - ), as Indiana Jones Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science. Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912) There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. Hippocrates (460 BC - 377 BC), Law Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...' Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

I craved factual certainty. Lewis Thomas (1913 . This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls. The work was one of pure science. along with behaviour control. Facts are the air of science. Strength to Love. Mark Twain (1835 . Jacob Bronowski. 1973 It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. only applications of science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. 1921 There is something fascinating about science.1910) Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. for the beauty of science. Martin Luther King Jr. and you are on your way to the pertinent answer. Without them a man of science can never rise.Perfect as the wing of a bird may be.1968). genetic engineering. it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. The Ascent of Man. Marie Curie (1867 . not the man to whom the idea first occurs. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.1936) That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question.1989) The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science. Lecture at Vassar College. April 1914 . computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers. It keeps him young.1934) We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals.1993) There are no such things as applied sciences. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. Ivan Pavlov (1849 . It must be done for itself. Louis Pasteur (1822 . transplanted heads. M. Cartmill I am among those who think that science has great beauty. Konrad Lorenz (1903 . May 14. Sir Francis Darwin (1848 . and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life . 1963 In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world. Eugenics Review. (1929 .1925). and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity. Marie Curie (1867 .1895) As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame.1934).so I became a scientist. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

rather naive. Sir Arthur Eddington (1882 . it's the exact opposite. but rather because its opponents eventually die.1988) Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science.A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light. wisdom is another. Richard Feynman (1918 . Weber "More Random Walks in Science".1988) Science is one thing. Richard Feynman (1918 . and probably wrong. and cut their own fingers. Noam Chomsky (1928 . human science is at a loss.).1984) I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. 1950 As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise. But in poetry. Max Planck. Attributed in Robert L. in such a way as to be understood by everyone. and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. so far as one can see. Paul Dirac (1902 . with which men play like children. Science is an edged tool. Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers. something that no one ever knew before. 1982 .1944). and it is always. in a television interview In science one tries to tell people.