Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less.— Marie Curie
Contentment Scientific Discovery quotations
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
With so many scientific achievements we know so little of where we came from and where we are going. But we know even less of the most important discovery of all – Love. Only love can accept our differences as we journey through life. And only love can allow space for our growth.
A scientific discovery is also a religious discovery.
There is no conflict between science and religion. Our knowledge of God is made larger with every discovery we make about the world.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid.
We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals.
In the midst of change we often discover wings we never knew we had.
This is the greatest discovery of the scientific enterprise: You take hydrogen gas, and you leave it alone, and it turns into rosebuds, giraffes and humans.
The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it.
This whole universe, with all its vastness, grandeur and beauty, is nothing but sheer imagination. In spite of so many discoveries, researches and scientific knowledge, the creation remains a great unsolved riddle.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
Accurate and minute measurement seems to the non-scientific imagination, a less lofty and dignified work than looking for something new. But nearly all the grandest discoveries of science have been but the rewards of accurate measurement and patient long-continued labour in the minute sifting of numerical results.
I had fallen in love with a young man.
.. and we were planning to get married. And then he died of subacute bacterial endocarditis... Two years later with the advent of penicillin, he would have been saved. It reinforced in my mind the importance of scientific discovery...
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken..."
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
The most important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered, and these are now so firmly established that the possibility of their ever being supplemented in consequence of new discoveries is exceedingly remote.
People are best convinced by things they themselves discover.
Scientific discovery is not valuable unless it has commercial value.
Parkinson's Law is a purely scientific discovery, inapplicable except in theory to the politics of the day. It is not the business of the botanist to eradicate the weeds. Enough for him if he can tell us just how fast they grow.
But one of the things I learned from improvising is that all of life is an improvisation, whether you like it or not. Some of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century came out of people dropping things.
Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.
Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty.
Scientific progress is the discovery of a more and more comprehensive simplicity... The previous successes give us confidence in the future of science: we become more and more conscious of the fact that the universe is cognizable.
Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view.
Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
The more one observes, the more clearly does he see that it is in the soil of pure science that are found the origins of all our modern industry and commerce. In fact,our civilization is wholly built upon our scientific discoveries.
We simulated the predator with livestock and the perennial grassland returned.
Just put the whole back, and there it was. You'll find the scientific method never discovers anything. Observant, creative people make discoveries. But the scientific method protects us from cranks like me.
Friendship is a buried treasure waiting to be discovered.
I abhor vivisection with my whole soul.
All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.
Most of my scientific work has been basic research.
There were no immediate uses for my discoveries, but today the radioisotopes are the workhorses of nuclear medicine, an isotope of plutonium is a major energy source in the space program, and the element americium is critical to the smoke detectors in every house in the country.
Advances are Made by Answering Questions. Discoveries are Made by Questioning Answers.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Science for me is very close to art. Scientific discovery is an irrational act. It's an intuition which turns out to be reality at the end of it-and I see no difference between a scientist developing a marvellous discovery and an artist making a painting.
The Hubble Law is one of the great discoveries in science;
it is one of the main supports of the scientific story of Genesis.
[Though computer science is a fairly new discipline, it is predominantly based on the Cartesian world view. As Edsgar W. Dijkstra has pointed out] A scientific discipline emerges with the - usually rather slow! - discovery of which aspects can be meaningfully 'studied' in isolation for the sake of their own consistency.
The greatest discovery of all is that a man can change his future by merely changing his mind and his attitude.
Scientific discovery may not be better than sex, but the satisfaction lasts longer.
...I believe there exists, & I feel within me, an instinct for the truth, or knowledge or discovery, of something of the same nature as the instinct of virtue, & that our having such an instinct is reason enough for scientific researches without any practical results ever ensuing from them.
Scientific discovery consists in the interpretation for our own convenience of a system of existence which has been made with no eye to our convenience at all.
If someone could actually prove scientifically that there is such a thing as a supernatural force, it would be one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science. So the notion that somehow scientists are resisting it is ludicrous.
I think imagination is at the heart of everything we do.
Scientific discoveries couldn't have happened without imagination. Art, music, and literature couldn't exist without imagination. And so anything that strengthens imagination, and reading certainly does that, can help us for the rest of our lives.