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Claude Levi-Strauss Quotes and Sayings

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The scientific mind does not so much provide the right
answers as ask the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths,
but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

Just as the individual is not alone in the group,
nor any one in society alone among the others,
so man is not alone in the universe.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

I have never known so much naive conviction allied
to greater intellectual poverty.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

 

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers,
he is one who asks the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

The wise man doesn't give the right answers,
he poses the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

Our system is the height of absurdity,
since we treat the culprit both as a child,
so as to have the right to punish him,
and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

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The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal
logic of which man knows nothing.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The process of scientific discovery is,
in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
- Albert Einstein

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb
cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.
- Dave Barry

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life,
and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
- Charles Lindbergh

The secret of improved plant breeding,
apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
- Luther Burbank

The means by which we live have outdistanced
the ends for which we live.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits
know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
- Herbert Spencer

About seven years later I was given a book about the
periodic table of the elements.
For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific
theory and its predictive power.
- Sidney Altman

Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat,
leading to bad science and worse religion.
- Michael Shermer

For quite some time, women at NASA only had scientific backgrounds.
- Sally Ride

We would like to carry out 100 percent,
or maybe more, of our scientific program;
I would like to devote some of my spare time toward extra scientific work.
- John L. Phillips

Superstition? Who can define the boundary line between
the superstition of yesterday and the scientific fact of tomorrow?
- Garrett Fort

Dogs get lost hundreds of times and no one ever notices
it or sends an account of it to a scientific magazine.
- Edward Thorndike

In my grandfather's lab, scientists did independent research,
and peers reviewed and commented on its merits.
Politics, he taught me, had no place in the scientific process.
- Tammy Baldwin

The truth is that our race survived ignorance;
it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
- Stephen Vizinczey

Although there is a very large literature,
still growing almost daily, on the Chinese calendar,
its interest is, we suggest, much more archaeological
and historical than scientific.
- Joseph Needham

The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment
has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith.
- Michael Polanyi

The scientific and scholarly community is marked by
the belief that the truth is to be found in all;
none can claim it as their monopoly.
- John Charles Polanyi

We don't regard any scientific theory as the absolute truth.
- Kenneth Miller

I believe in intuition and inspiration.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited,
whereas imagination embraces the entire world,
stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
- Albert Einstein

Creation is not taking place now, so far as can be observed.
Therefore, it was accomplished sometime in the past,
if at all, and thus is inaccessible to the scientific method.
- Henry M. Morris

It is right that we be concerned with the scientific probity of metaphysics.
- Gabriel Marcel

In 1858 I received the degree of D. S. from the Lawrence Scientific School,
and thereafter remained on the rolls of the university as a resident graduate.
- Simon Newcomb

We can continue to make significant strides in the
scientific community by exploring new stem cell research
methods that do not include destroying human embryos.
- John Boehner

And we invested three hundred thousand dollars,
became the lead investor and I became Chairman of the
Board of Scientific Data Systems,
as I was at Intel for a while.
- Arthur Rock

I think, however, that so long as our present economic
and national systems continue,
scientific research has little to fear.
- John B. S. Haldane

This means I must pay close attention to the writing,
but equally so to the scientific background -
which sometimes means doing fairly involved calculations.
- Stanley Schmidt

Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background.
He just didn't know he was a novelist.
All those damn psychiatrists after him,
they didn't know he was a novelist either.
- John Irving

Scientific innovations continually provide us with
new means of analyzing the finds.
- Richard Leakey

Dreams are a scientific fact.
- Robyn Hitchcock

What description of clouds and sunsets was to the old novelist,
description of scientific apparatus and methods is
to the modern Scientific Detective writer.
- Hugo Gernsback

Synergy and serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances.
- Julie Bishop

Either the soul survives death or it does not,
and there is no scientific evidence that it does.
- Michael Shermer

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific
pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

What standards are upheld by the scientific community
affect the community internally,
and also affect its relations with society at large,
including Congress.
- Serge Lang

The judge said I was a menace to society because I
had put crime on a scientific basis.
- Gregory Corso

The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes,
though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim.
Both aim at reaching the most real.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Polytechnique is a school whose multidisciplinary,
very high scientific level curriculum is invaluable.
- Philippe Perrin

The scientific spirit is of more value than its products,
and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
- Thomas Huxley

The refusal to acknowledge the scientific value of
embryonic stem cell research is one more tragic misstep.
- Lois Capps

The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition
to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved.
- John Bardeen

Let it be understood, in the first place,
that a science fiction story must be an exposition
of a scientific theme and it must be also a story.
- Hugo Gernsback

The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge,
and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal;
society can not exist unless it goes on.
- Albert J. Nock

That knowledge which is popular is not scientific.
- Maria Mitchell

In scientific subjects, the natural remedy for dogmatism
has been found in research.
- Ronald Fisher

My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification;
and I am convinced that it will not be long before
the whole world acknowledges the results of my work.
- Gregor Mendel

In praising science, it does not follow that we must
adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed.
In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.
- Dean Inge

I have been a Professor Emeritus since 1958,
and have continued my scientific studies.
- Karl von Frisch

I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific
Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical
generality and vagueness.
- Wilfred Owen

Progressively thinking biologists, both in our country and abroad,
saw in Darwinism the only right road to the further
development of scientific biology.
- Trofim Lysenko

But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge
of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory.
- Talcott Parsons

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.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term,
but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person.
- Todd Akin

The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one,
and every one of its main aspects, moral,
political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
- Christopher Dawson

One can not impede scientific progress.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity;
for if man's power is increased,
the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.
- Madame de Stael


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