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Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in the same cold unemotional manner. You have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which produces the same effect as if you worked a love-story into the fifth proposition of Euclid.
Arthur Conan Doyle

Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can.
Ingrid Bengis

Essentially and most simply put, plot is what the characters do to deal with the situation they are in. It is a logical sequence of events that grow from an initial incident that alters the status quo of the characters. [on the science, or art, of writing a book]
Elizabeth George

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
Elbert Hubbard

A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn't do - but it does not keep him from doing it.
Frank A Clark

He that desire to acquire any art or science seeks first those means by which that art or science is obtained.
Robert Barclay

All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
Gustave Flaubert

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
Isaac Asimov

The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.
Edward Teller

The great tragedy of Science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact (Collected Essays)
Thomas Huxley

There are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That's perfectly all right; they're the aperture to finding out what's right. Science is a self-correcting process. To be accepted, new ideas must survive the most rigorous standards of evidence and scrutiny.
Carl Sagan

Art is meant to disturb, science reassures.
Georges Braque

Society lives by faith, and develops by science.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

Man is the interpreter of nature, science the right interpretation. (Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, 1840)
William Whewell

Rome is the one great spiritual organisation which is able to resist and must, as a matter of life and death, the progress of science and modern civilization
Thomas Huxley

Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
Thomas Huxley

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
John Milton

Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.
Robert G Ingersoll

From the level of pragmatic, everyday knowledge to modern natural science, the knowledge of nature derives from man's primary coming to grips with nature; at the same time it reacts back upon the system of social labour and stimulates its development.
Jurgen Habermas

People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.
Mary McCarthy

Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.
Samuel Butler

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
Paul Dirac

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one
Konrad Lorenz

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
Isaac Asimov

Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Harper Lee

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question 'How?' but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question 'Why?'
Erwin Chargaff

I wrote somewhere during the Cold War that I sometimes wish the Iron Curtain were much taller than it is, so that you could see whether the development of science with no communication was parallel on the two sides.
Thomas Gold

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart
Walter J Lippmann

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
Mahatma Gandhi

The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
Lyndon Johnson

Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

History, as it lies at the root of all science, is also the first distinct product of man's spiritual nature; his earliest expression of what can be called Thought
Thomas Carlyle

The negative cautions of science are never popular. If the experimentalist would not commit himself, the social philosopher, the preacher, and the pedagogue tried the harder to give a short-cut answer.
Margaret Mead

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

Hindsight is an exact science.
Guy Bellamy

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
Thomas Szasz

In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
Stephen Jay Gould

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Martin Luther King Jr

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Adam Smith

Hitting is an art, but not an exact science.
Rod Carew

Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
J G Ballard

Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible.
Sydney Smith

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
Jean Paul Richter

One thinks of French philosophy that it aspires to the condition of literature or the condition of art, and that English and American philosophy aspires to the condition of science. French philosophy, one thinks of as picking up an idea and running with it, posibility into a nearby brick wall or over a local cliff, or something like that.
Ted Honderich

Cheerfulness is full of significance; it suggests good health, a clear conscience, and a soul at peace with all human nature
Charles Kingsley

The exciting about science and discovery, as much as how far we have come, is how far we still have to go. If we know what we do now, then the future truly is ours.
Linda Godwin

I'm just a humble cricketer with no claims to omniscience or omnipotence.
Shane Warne

Whereas in The Two Towers you have different races, nations, cultures coming together and examining their conscience and unifying against a very real and terrifying enemy. What the United States has been doing for the past year is bombing innocent civilians without having come anywhere close to catching Osama bin Laden or any presumed enemy.
Viggo Mortensen

Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science.
Bertolt Brecht



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