Enjoy this collection of proverbs and quotes about science.
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Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.
I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.
I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.
I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.
If we estimate dignity by immediate usefulness, agriculture is undoubtedly the first and noblest science.
In the past, there was active discrimination against women in science. That has now gone, and although there are residual effects, these are not enough to account for the small numbers of women, particularly in mathematics and physics.
It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.
Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of.
No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Scientists tell us that the fastest animal in the world, with a speed of 120 mph, is a cow dropped out of a helicopter.
Some people would claim that things like love, joy and beauty belong to a different category from science and can’t be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution.
Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.
The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
The lepidopterist who records in her notebook that a butterfly is blue may not stop to consider that this is true only because the giant ball of nuclear fuel ninety-three million miles away happens to maintain a surface temperature just right for shedding certain wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation on the Earth; that the eyes of humans have evolved to be sensitive to those wavelengths; that the eye can discriminate slightly different wavelengths as colours; that one of those colours has, by cultural consensus, been defined as ‘blue’, and so on. Nevertheless, science benefits from the lepidopterist’s note that the butterfly is blue.
Seeing further: the story of science & the Royal Society
There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.
There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition.
There is no such thing as a stupid question.
While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
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