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When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

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

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

The man of science is a poor philosopher.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

Formal symbolic representation of qualitative entities is doomed to its rightful place of minor significance in a world where flowers and beautiful women abound.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

Science is the century-old endeavor to bring together by means of systematic thought the perceptible phenomena of this world into as thorough-going an association as possible.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

Do what we can, summer will have its flies.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

What terrible questions we are learning to ask! The former men believed in magic, by which temples, cities, and men were swallowed up, and all trace of them gone. We are coming on the secret of a magic which sweeps out of men's minds all vestige of theism and beliefs which they and their fathers held and were framed upon.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

If they don't depend on true evidence, scientists are no better than gossips.

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald (1916)

Profession: British Author

Neurophysiologists will not likely find what they are looking for, for that which they are looking for is that which is looking.

Author: Keith Floyd

Profession:

Furnished as all Europe now is with Academies of Science, with nice instruments and the spirit of experiment, the progress of human knowledge will be rapid and discoveries made of which we have at present no conception. I begin to be almost sorry I was born so soon, since I cannot have the happiness of knowing what will be known a hundred years hence.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

The pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced -- by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.

Author: Erich Fromm (1900-1980)

Profession: American Psychologist