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Cyril Ponnamperuma Quotes and Sayings

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Scientists are human, they're as biased as any other group.
But they do have one great advantage in that science
is a self-correcting process.
- Cyril Ponnamperuma

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

Facts are the air of scientists.
Without them you can never fly.
- Linus Pauling

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

 

I am not a scientist.
I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed
to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
- Donella Meadows

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack
that life is extinct on other planets
because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
- John F. Kennedy

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The scientist only imposes two things,
namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself
and upon other scientists.
- Erwin Schrodinger

Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists;
though their field-work among primitive peoples has
often made them forget the language of science.
- Robert Graves

Through history, people look for something spiritual.
The greatest scientists in the world were men of religion and faith,
too.
- Kirstie Alley

Some of the FDA's own scientists have charged that politics,
not science, is behind the FDA's actions.
- Joseph Crowley

Originally, in the early eighties, the drug hypothesis
was among the first which occurred to scientists.
- Serge Lang

As it turns out, social scientists have established
only one fact about single women's mental health:
employment improves it.
- Susan Faludi

Few scientists acquainted with the chemistry of biological
systems at the molecular level can avoid being inspired.
- Donald Cram

Sure, science involves trial and error.
Scientists refine theories each day.
But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the
wonders of the world and the universe.
- Tony Snow

Just after World War II, this country led the world
in science by every way you could measure it,
yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.
- James Lovelock

A scientist is in a sense a learned small boy.
There is something of the scientist in every small boy.
Others must outgrow it.
Scientists can stay that way all their lives.
- George Wald

The moral issue here is whether the United States Congress
is going to stand in the way of science and preclude
scientists from doing lifesaving research.
- Rosa DeLauro

In every case, the environmental hazards were made
known only by independent scientists,
who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations
responsible for the hazards.
- Barry Commoner

Just because scientists have the knowledge to do it,
the technology to do it, and some may even have a financial
motive or other incentive to do it,
does not make it right.
- Nathan Deal

In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer
scientists let loose to do whatever they want.
That's what really advances the field.
- Donald Knuth

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down
errors instead of establishing the truth.
- Marie Curie

Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound
by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
- Roland Joffe

Einstein's results again turned the tables and now
very few philosophers or scientists still think that scientific knowledge is,
or can be, proven knowledge.
- Imre Lakatos

Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.
- James Newman

The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think
deeply and be quite insane.
- Nikola Tesla

In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics,
and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists
whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.
- Andrei Sakharov

We all know scientists who in private life do not come
up to the standard of truthfulness,
but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify
the results of their researches.
- Franz Boas

Now, that is in a way also what scientists are trying
to do they're trying to get people to see that the
world can be represented in an alternative way and that it's right.
- Jonathan Miller

Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity.
- Arthur Koestler

As scientists, we keep an open mind,
but we have to base our ideas about the past on archaeological evidence.
- Zahi Hawass

I am optimistic globally.
So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.
- Steve Irwin

There is not much that even the most socially responsible
scientists can do as individuals,
or even as a group, about the social consequences of their activities.
- Eric Hobsbawm

When I am in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a drawing room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

I have some friends, colleagues here at the Karolinska
Institute and even in the United States and many other countries too,
because we are working together as scientists.
- Lennart Nilsson

I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling:
the part luck played in their accomplishments.
- Edmond H. Fischer

One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical.
We're not scientists.
We don't always have to make the logical,
reasonable leap.
- Stella Adler

We really think it is a good thing for scientists to
spend a little bit of their time either in the community
or in schools or helping to train high school teachers.
- Thomas R. Cech

The mystique associated with the bomb,
the role that scientists played in it,
and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year old.
- Sidney Altman

The interpretation of facts in a certain way stimulates
other scientists' thoughts.
- Robert Barany

If global cooling will come soon - scientists will lose trust.
- Shigenori Maruyama

Scientists are very afraid of being proven wrong.
- Donald Johanson

No doubt it is true that science cannot study God,
but it hardly follows that God had to keep a safe distance
from everything that scientists want to study.
- Phillip E. Johnson

Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged
responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing
a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported.
- Paul Berg

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

Scientists and creationists are always at odds,
of course.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Scientists care deeply about their place in that culture,
and their contribution to it.
- Haldan Keffer Hartline

The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations -
Spinoza,
Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others -
were natives of Europe and America.
- David Ben-Gurion

Scientists under all forms of government must be able
to participate fully in international efforts.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

I recognized that teaching and research institutions
vitally depend on the involvement of active scientists
also in management functions.
- Richard Ernst

I believe that the quantum of our knowledge will increase
considerably in the coming years and that scientists
will continue to be amongst the brave voices speaking out.
- Peter Garrett

The AEC had at its command an army of highly skilled scientists.
- Barry Commoner

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals;
let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
- Henrik Ibsen

Some scientists use TeX or LatEX but for most people
Word is the thing that writers use these days.
- Miguel de Icaza

As great scientists have said and as all children know,
it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception,
and compassion, and hope.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science,
scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society.
- John Charles Polanyi

Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other,
reach for your wallet, because you're being had.
- Michael Crichton

Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism.
Scientists say they found it at a party,
talking way too loudly.
- Conan O'Brien

The future, according to some scientists,
will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.
- John Sladek

Science fiction is no more written for scientists that
ghost stories are written for ghosts.
- Brian Aldiss

NASA space scientists have been studying giraffe skin
so they can apply what they learn from it to the construction of spacesuits.
- Joanna Lumley

People are already self-selected by the time they've
decided to become scientists.
- Jonathan Miller

What the poor, the weak, and the inarticulate desperately require is power,
organization, and a sense of identity and purpose,
not rarefied advice of political scientists.
- Paul Wellstone

I appeal to my fellow scientists to remember their
responsibility to humanity.
- Joseph Rotblat

Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires,
atomic scientists, and business executives,
maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
- Bill Vaughan

I'd like to think the scientists need us -
but do they? Did Newton need Blake?
- James Merrill

The key fact missed most often by social scientists
utilizing documentary films for data,
is this: documentary films are not found or reported things;
they're made things.
- Bruce Jackson

Scientists dream about doing great things.
Engineers do them.
- James A. Michener

Being in an area of the planet where scientists believe
mankind started is quite amazing.
- Jan de Bont

The book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a
group of scientists about how we can better handle
our destructive emotions and how to overcome them.
- Daniel Goleman

It probably helps that my background is in the sciences
and I can speak the scientists' language.
- David Chalmers


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