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Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society.

Author: Arthur C. Clarke (1917)

Profession: British Science Fiction Writer

Researchers, with science as their authority, will be able to cut [Animals] up, alive, into small pieces, drop them from a great height to see if they are shattered by the fall, or deprive them of sleep for sixteen days and nights continuously for the purposes of an iniquitous monograph... ''Animal trust, undeserved faith, when at last will you turn away from us? Shall we never tire of deceiving, betraying, tormenting animals before they cease to trust us?''

Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954)

Profession: French Author

A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science and becomes a master in that science when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life.

Author: Robin G. Collingwood (1889-1943)

Profession: British Historian, Philosopher

Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic

Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.

Author: David Cronenberg (1943)

Profession: Canadian Filmmaker

Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.

Author: Rene Daumal (1908-1944)

Profession: French Poet, Critic

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

Author: John Dewey (1859-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Educator

Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see -- but microscopes are prudent in an emergency

Author: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Profession: American Poet

Do you see this egg? With this you can topple every theological theory, every church or temple in the world.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Let me arrest thy thoughts; wonder with me, why plowing, building, ruling and the rest, or most of those arts, whence our lives are blest, by cursed Cain's race invented be, and blest Seth vexed us with Astronomy.

Author: John Donne (1572-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Profession: British Author, ''Sherlock Holmes''

Thus will the fondest dream of Phallic science be realized: a pristine new planet populated entirely by little boy clones of great scientific entrepreneurs free to smash atoms, accelerate particles, or, if they are so moved, build pyramids -- without any social relevance or human responsibility at all.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich (1941)

Profession: American Author, Columnist

The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

Author: Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915)

Profession: Polish Bacteriologist

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist