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.
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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.
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!
To expect that the intricacies of science will be pierced by a careless glance, or the eminences of fame ascended without labour, is to expect a peculiar privilege, a power denied to the rest of mankind; but to suppose that the maze is inscrutable to diligence, or the heights inaccessible to perseverance, is to submit tamely to the tyranny of fancy, and enchain the mind in voluntary shackles.
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.
Human science fragments everything in order to understand it, kills everything in order to examine it.
Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty.
Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories – those that don’t work, those that break down and those that get lost.
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.