Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
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All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
Let us not, however, upon this account rashly conclude that she is capable of supporting any burden, nor even be too confident that she could support, without great distress, a burden a little greater than what has already been laid upon her.
After all the proper subjects of taxation have been exhausted, if the exigencies of the state still continue to require new taxes, they must be imposed upon improper ones.
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There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
If you have a glass full of liquid you can discourse forever on its qualities, discuss whether it is cold, warm, whether it is really and truly composed of H-2-O, or even mineral water, or sake. Meditation is Drinking it!
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty.
Human science fragments everything in order to understand it, kills everything in order to examine it.
If I could snap my fingers and do one thing in science, I would get more funding for basic science. But the level of funding that needs to be done is not on the order of millions, like the cost of the Breakthrough Prizes. It’s billions to tens of billions.
Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.
Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories – those that don’t work, those that break down and those that get lost.