Quotes about… Science

Carl Sagan

I try not to think with my gut. If I'm serious about understanding the world, thinking with anything besides my brain, as tempting as that might be, is likely to get me into trouble. Really, it's okay to reserve judgment until the evidence is in. 
(From Wikipedia)
2013-11-14T23:58:33+00:00
I try not to think with my gut. If I'm serious about understanding the world, thinking with anything besides my brain, as tempting as that might be, is likely to get me into trouble. Really, it's okay to reserve judgment until the evidence is in.  (From Wikipedia)

Bertrand Russell

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts. Bertrand Russell
2013-11-14T23:54:49+00:00
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts. Bertrand Russell

Carl Sagan

In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.

(From Wikipedia)

2013-11-14T23:57:02+00:00
In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (From Wikipedia)

Isaac Asimov

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'.
2014-01-18T22:13:21+00:00
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'.

H. L. Mencken

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. H. L. Mencken
2013-11-14T23:53:01+00:00
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. H. L. Mencken

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