In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.

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The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.

The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

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Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact.

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.

Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations.

All problems are finally scientific problems.

The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity;

for if man's power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Scientific research consists in seeing what everyone else has seen, but thinking what no one else has thought.

Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.

The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.

Selling drug secrets violates a trust that is fundamental to the integrity of both scientific research and our financial markets.

Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.

Grandma cheated whenever she could. She cheated because it was a much more scientific and surer way of winning than trusting to luck.

Change is one thing, progress is another.

Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.

The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.

Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.

Opinions differ most when there is least scientific warrant for having any.

Let it be understood, in the first place, that a science fiction story must be an exposition of a scientific theme and it must be also a story.

Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it.

Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next.

However, it required some years before the scientific community in general accepted that flexibility and disorder are very relevant molecular properties also in other systems.

The restriction of studies of human intellect and character to studies of conscious states was not without influence on a scientific studies of animal psychology.

Scientific understanding is often beautiful, a profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure not unlike the reading of a great poem.

As soon as I suspect a fine effect is being achieved by accident I lose interest. I am not interested...in unskilled labor. ...The scientific actor is an even worker. Any one may achieve on some rare occasion an outburst of genuine feeling, a gesture of imperishable beauty, a ringing accent of truth; but your scientific actor knows how he did it. He can repeat it again and again and again. He can be depended on.

Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today: how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible languages, and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together?

Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.

At the heart of the debate over intelligent design is this question: Can a scientific explanation of the history of life include the actions of an unseen higher being? The proponents of intelligent design, a school of thought that some have argued should be taught alongside evolution in the nation's schools, say that the complexity and diversity of life go beyond what evolution can explain.Biological marvels like the optical precision of an eye, the little spinning motors that propel bacteria and the cascade of proteins that cause blood to clot, they say, point to the hand of a higher being at work in the world.

We have our little theory on all human and divine things.

Poetry, the workings of genius itself, which, in all times, with one or another meaning, has been called Inspiration, and held to be mysterious and inscrutable, is no longer without its scientific exposition. The building of the lofty rhyme is like any other masonry or bricklaying: we have theories of its rise, height, decline and fall -- which latter, it would seem, is now near, among all people.

Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear, their table-talk, gossip, controversies, historical sense and scientific training, the values they appreciate, the quality of life they admire. All communities have a culture. It is the climate of their civilization.

Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh?

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.

Schools were designed by Horace Mann and Barnard Sears and Harper of the University of Chicago and Thorndyke of Columbia Teachers College and some other men to be instruments of the scientific management of a mass population. Schools are intended to produce through the application of formulae, formulaic human beings whose behavior can be predicted and controlled.

Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness.

It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.

I'm not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of the so-called scientific mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers; they are gossips.

The nature of human beings never changes;

it is immutable. The present generation of children and the present generation of young adults from the age of thirteen to eighteen is, therefore, no different from that of their great-great-grandparents. Political fads come and go; theories rise and fall; the scientific

Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarized with the ideas from the beginning.

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.

Freedom from labor itself is not new;

it once belonged among the most firmly established privileges of the few. In this instance, it seems as though scientific progress and technical developments had been only taken advantage of to achieve something about which all former ages dreamed but which none had been able to realize.

An impersonal and scientific knowledge of the structure of our bodies is the surest safeguard against prurient curiosity and lascivious gloating.

I think it is time we learned the lesson of our century: that the progress of the human spirit must keep pace with technological and scientific progress, or that spirit will die. It is incumbent on our educators to remember this; and music is at the top of the spiritual must list. When the study of the arts leads to the adoration of the formula (heaven forbid), we shall be lost. But as long as we insist on maintaining artistic vitality, we are able to hope in man