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Scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium, a benefit
View quotes by Marie Curie

The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.
View quotes by Claude Levi-Strauss

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
View quotes by Charles Darwin

Synergy and serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances.
View quotes by Julie Bishop

Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.
View quotes by Robert Evans

I have always maintained that I have never ever taken performance-enhancing drugs, and I am pleased that a scientific process has now demonstrated that fact.
View quotes by Marion Jones

Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.
View quotes by Louis Agassiz

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
View quotes by Edmund Hillary

I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.
View quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

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

The dedicated physician is constantly striving for a balance between personal, human values, scientific realities and the inevitabilities of God's will.
View quotes by David Allman

The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith.
View quotes by Michael Polanyi

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
View quotes by Stephen Jay Gould

Our single greatest defense against scientific ignorance is education, and early in the life of every scientist, the child's first interest was sparked by a teacher.
View quotes by Peter Agre

Our belief in any particular natural law cannot have a safer basis than our unsuccessful critical attempts to refute it.
[Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge]
View quotes by Karl Popper

As we consider the fast pace of scientific and technological progress in our modern world, we must not lose our moral compass and give way to 'free market eugenics'.
View quotes by Sam Brownback

As to Bell's talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles: its commercial values will be limited. [hmm, history would tend to suggest that it helped revolutionise the world, actually]
View quotes by Elisha Gray

Scientific truth is too beautiful to be sacrificed for the sake of light entertainment or money. Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles
View quotes by Richard Dawkins

OK... it's time for the lie detector test results! [The scientific test applied every show of Trisha]
View quotes by Trisha Goddard

You could say people are living longer because of the decline in religion. Not many people believe in the hereafter, so they keep going. [Then again you could say its due to medical and scientific improvement, and speak the truth]
View quotes by Cyril Clarke



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