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The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

The Sciences are beneficent. They prevent men from thinking.

The sciences are of sociable disposition, and flourish best in the neighborhood of each other; nor is there any branch of learning but may be helped and improved by assistance drawn from other arts.

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

The study of science teaches young men to think, while study of the classics teaches them to express thought.

There are hosts of men, of the profoundest thought, who find nothing in the disclosures of science to shake their faith in the eternal virtues of reason and religion.

There are no shortcuts in evolution.

There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.

There can be no real conflict between science and the Bible - between nature and the Scriptures - the two books of the Great Author. Both are revelations made by him to man; the earlier telling of God-made harmonies coming up from the deep past, and rising to their height when man appeared; the later teaching man's relations to his Maker, and speaking of loftier harmonies in the eternal future.

There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it.

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

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time.

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.

Twin-sister of natural and revealed religion, and of heavenly birth, science will never belie her celestial origin, nor cease to sympathize with all that emanates from the home. Human ignorance and prejudice may for a time seem to have divorced what God has joined together; but human ignorance and prejudice shall at length pass away, and then science and religion shall be seen blending their particolored rays into one beautiful bow of light, linking heaven to earth and earth to heaven.

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.


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