Science Quotes SMS Collection

There are no physicists in the hottest

There are no physicists in the hottest parts of hell, because the existence of a ‘hottest part’ implies a temperature difference, and any marginally

Every science begins as philosophy and ends

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.  ~Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy, 1926CD

The great men of science are supreme

The great men of science are supreme artists.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

The saddest aspect of life right now

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.  ~Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov’s Book of Science

Great scientific discoveries have been made by

Great scientific discoveries have been made by men seeking to verify quite erroneous theories about the nature of things.  ~Aldous Huxley, "Wordsworth in the

A new scientific truth does not triumph

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and

Science is the great antidote to poison

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.  ~Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776CD

Science is always wrong it never solves

Science is always wrong.  It never solves a problem without creating ten more.  ~George Bernard ShawLLDT

But in science the credit goes to

But in science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.  ~Francis

Science is the record of dead religions

Science is the record of dead religions. ~Oscar Wilde

The scientist is not a person who

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions.  ~Claude Lévi-Strauss, Le Cru et le

Engineering is merely the slow younger brother

Engineering is merely the slow younger brother of physics.  ~Steven Molaro and Daley Haggar, The Big Bang Theory, "The Killer Robot Instability"

Science commits suicide when it adopts a

Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.  ~Thomas Henry Huxley

The effort to reconcile science and religion

The effort to reconcile science and religion is almost always made, not by theologians, but by scientists unable to shake off altogether the piety

The radical novelty of modern science lies

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that

How index learning turns no student pale yet

How index-learning turns no student pale, Yet holds the eel of science by the tail! ~Alexander Pope, Dunciad, Book 1

That theory is worthless it isnt even

That theory is worthless.  It isn’t even wrong!  ~Wolfgang PauliFD

Men are probably nearer the central truth

Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.  ~Henry David Thoreau

The most remarkable discovery made by scientists

The most remarkable discovery made by scientists is science itself.  ~Gerard Piel, in Magic, Science and Civilization by Jacob Bronowki, 1978, CD

Nature composes some of her loveliest poems

Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope.  ~Theodore Roszak, Where the Wasteland Ends, 1972CD

If youre not part of the solution

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.  ~Henry J. Tillman

In all science error precedes the truth

In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.  ~Hugh Walpole

Science is the topography of ignorance oliver

Science is the topography of ignorance.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Medical Essays, 1883CD

Not fact finding but attainment to philosophy is

Not fact-finding, but attainment to philosophy is the aim of science.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

The quantum is that embarrassing little piece

The quantum is that embarrassing little piece of thread that always hangs from the sweater of space-time.  Pull it and the whole thing unravels. 

Observations always involve theory edwin hubble

Observations always involve theory.  ~Edwin HubbleECQ

Science has made us gods even before

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.  ~Jean Rostand

I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary

I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts.  Namely,

Ah gravity thou art a heartless bitch

Ah, gravity: thou art a heartless bitch.  ~Robert Cohen, Chuck Lorre, and Bill Prady, The Big Bang Theory, "The Big Bran Hypothesis," original airdate

Research is what im doing when i

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  ~Wernher Von Braun

Ethics and science need to shake hands

Ethics and Science need to shake hands.  ~Richard Clarke CabotDCMOO

Amoebas at the start were not complex

Amoebas at the start Were not complex; They tore themselves apart And started Sex. ~Arthur Guiterman

Theory helps us bear our ignorance of

Theory helps us bear our ignorance of facts.  ~George Santayana, The Sense of Beauty, 1896LCD

To know the history of science is

To know the history of science is to recognize the mortality of any claim to universal truth.  ~Evelyn Fox Keller, Reflections on Gender and

The improver of natural science absolutely refuses

The improver of natural science absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such.  For him, scepticism is the highest of duties:  blind faith the one

If we wish to make a new

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.  The first one, too, was made out of chaos.  ~Robert Quillen

The microwave oven is the consolation prize

The microwave oven is the consolation prize in our struggle to understand physics.  ~Jason Love

All science is either physics or stamp

All science is either physics or stamp collecting. ~E. Rutherford

The whole of science is nothing more

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.  ~Albert EinsteinGCLE

The way to do research is attack

The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.  ~Celia Green, The Decline and Fall of Science,

If its green or wriggles biology it

If it’s green or wriggles, it’s biology. If it stinks, it’s chemistry. If it doesn’t work, it’s physics. ~Handy Guide to Science

Physics isnt a religion if it were

Physics isn’t a religion.  If it were, we’d have a much easier time raising money.  ~Leon Lederman

The important thing in science is not

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.  ~William Lawrence

In physics you dont have to go

In physics, you don’t have to go around making trouble for yourself – nature does it for you.  ~Frank Wilczek

The most exciting phrase to hear in

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That’s funny…" 

Most institutions demand unqualified faith but the

Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.  ~Robert K. Merton, Social Theory, 1957LCD

Whenever science makes a discovery the devil

Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it.  ~Alan Valentine

Life preys upon life this is biologys

Life preys upon life.  This is biology’s most fundamental fact.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

Science like life feeds on its own

Science, like life, feeds on its own decay.  New facts burst old rules; then newly divined conceptions bind old and new together into a

Science is built up of facts as

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than

Physics is mathematical not because we know

Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little; it is only its mathematical

Science without conscience is the souls perdition

Science without conscience is the soul’s perdition.  ~François Rabelais, Pantagruel, 1572lcd

There is no national science just as

There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science.  ~Anton Chekhov, in Mysli