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That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.

Author: Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974)

Profession: British Scientist, Author

Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.

Author: Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974)

Profession: British Scientist, Author

The more we learn of science, the more we see that its wonderful mysteries are all explained by a few simple laws so connected together and so dependent upon each other, that we see the same mind animating them all.

Author: Olympia Brown (1835-1926)

Profession: American Women's Suffrage Leader

I hate science. It denies a man's responsibility for his own deeds, abolishes the brotherhood that springs from God's fatherhood. It is a hectoring, dictating expertise, which makes the least lovable of the Church Fathers seem liberal by contrast. It is far easier for a Hitler or a Stalin to find a mock-scientific excuse for persecution than it was for Dominic to find a mock-Christian one.

Author: Basil Bunting (1900-1985)

Profession: British Poet

They tend to be suspicious, bristly, paranoid-type people with huge egos they push around like some elephantiasis victim with his distended testicles in a wheelbarrow terrified no doubt that some skulking ingrate of a clone student will sneak into his very brain and steal his genius work.

Author: William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

Profession: American Writer

Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. Nearly all men of science, all men of learning for that matter, and men of simple ways too, have it in some form and in some degree. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission. If we abandon that mission under stress we shall abandon it forever, for stress will not cease. Knowledge for the sake of understanding, not merely to prevail, that is the essence of our being. None can define its limits, or set its ultimate boundaries.

Author: Vannevar Bush

Profession:

Science, after all, is only an expression for our ignorance of our own ignorance.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

Science is but the exchange of ignorance for that which is another kind of ignorance.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

O Star-eyed Science! hast thou wandered there, to waft us home the message of despair?

Author: Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)

Profession: Scottish Poet

Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

The true science and study of man, is man himself.

Author: Pierre Charron (1541-1603)

Profession: French Philosopher

Science in the modern world has many uses; its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

The latest refinements of science are linked with the cruelties of the Stone Age.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister