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There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science.
J Robert Oppenheimer

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

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

He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
Sir Francis Darwin

What a man calls his 'conscience' is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
Helen Rowland

While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago
John Adams

Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved.
Jacob Bronowski

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.
Douglas Macarthur

Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.
Chapman Cohen

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

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

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

Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
J G Ballard

It is the tension between the scientist's laws and his own attempted breaches of them that powers the engines of science and makes it forge ahead. (Quiddities)
W V O Quine

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss
Noam Chomsky

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
Lillian Hellman

Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy
Nick Nolte

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Oscar Wilde

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

There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.
Saint Ambrose

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?
Richard Feynman

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

All science is either physics or stamp collecting
Ernest Rutherford

Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.
Alan Turing

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

Religious people split into three main groups when faced with science. I shall label them the 'know-nothings', the 'know-alls', and the 'no-contests'.
Richard Dawkins

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
William Blake

The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
Max Beerbohm

The true science and study of man is man.
Pierre Charron

Science is advancing faster than ever, and on a broader front.
Sir Martin Rees

The conscience of the dying belies their life.
Luc De Vauvanargues

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

Economics is the science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses.
Lord Robbins

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
B C Forbes

Sport is an international phenomenon, like science or music.
Avery Brundage

He's very, very keen that what happens is that science be judged on the basis of evidence not prejudice [on Tony Blair]
Lord Falconer

I submit that the traditional definition of psychiatry, which is still vogue, places it alongside such things as alchemy and astrology, and commits it to the category of pseudo-science.
Thomas Szasz

Art is meant to disturb, science reassures.
Georges Braque

A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.
Charles Lamb

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

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

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

Conscience and wealth are not always neighbours
Philip Massinger

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

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

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
Adam Smith

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree
Albert Einstein

As long as there are entrenched social and political distinctions between sexes, races, or classes, there will be forms of science whose main function is to rationalise and legitimise these distinctions.
Elizabeth Fee

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
Jean De La Bruyere



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