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Haldan Keffer Hartline Quotes and Sayings

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

One works in one's laboratory - one's chaotic laboratory -
with students and colleagues,
doing what one most wants to do - then all this happens!
It is overwhelming.
- Haldan Keffer Hartline

But what is more, if we have succeeded in adding to
the basic understanding of our universe and ourselves,
we will have made a contribution to the totality of human culture.
- Haldan Keffer Hartline

Alfred Nobel was much concerned, as are we all,
with the tangible benefits we hope for and expect from
physiological and medical research,
and the Faculty of the Caroline Institute has ever
been alert to recognize practical benefits.
- Haldan Keffer Hartline

 

One is that we stand - my two confreres and I -
in some degree as representatives of a great number
of fellow workers over the entire world,
who are enthusiastically active in this field of ours.
- Haldan Keffer Hartline

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

I hope to see the bringing together of all the best
educated people of the earth into a worldwide Congress of Scientists.
- Marquis de Condorcet

Scientists - the crowd that for dash and style make
the general public look like the Bloomsbury set.
- Fran Lebowitz

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

But scientists on both sides of the iron curtain played
a very significant role in maintaining the momentum
of the nuclear arms race throughout the four decades of the Cold War.
- Joseph Rotblat

The only people who have the long view are some scientists
and some science fiction writers.
- Sheri S. Tepper

Scientists are always skeptics.
- Donald Norman

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

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

Most of the scientific community believes that for
the full potential of embryonic stem cell research to be reached,
the number of cell lines readily available to scientists must increase.
- Ron Kind

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

A lot of high-level scientists are in fact people of
almost universal interest.
- Jonathan Miller

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

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

The Church does not pretend to be scientists.
It teaches based upon what science tells it.
- Wellington Mara

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

I think there is value in having practising scientists
as leaders of research institutions.
- Thomas R. Cech

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

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

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

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

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

The frontier orbital approach was further developed
in various directions by my own group and many other scientists,
both theoretical and experimental.
- Kenichi Fukui

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

Scientists and scholars should constitute themselves
as an international NGO of exceptional authority.
- John Charles Polanyi

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

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

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

What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying.
- Nikita Khrushchev

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

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

However, I believe that it would be difficult to have
legitimate scientists agree to participate.
- James Randi

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

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

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

Science is what scientists do.
- Dennis Flanagan

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

Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders
of those who have gone before.
- Owen Chamberlain

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

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

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

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

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

So, I am independently well-off and don't have to do anything,
but I still do.
I write books, lecture around the world,
work with scientists and governments.
- Uri Geller

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

As neither of these two great research scientists was
able to find the solution to the mystery,
it is small wonder that none of their contemporaries
were able to do so either.
- Robert Barany

Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life,
we leave only the unnatural.
- Amelia Barr

Scientists have found the gene for shyness.
They would have found it years ago, but it was hiding
behind a couple of other genes.
- Jonathan Katz

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

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

At Berkeley I had my first encounter with real professional scientists.
- Robert B. Laughlin

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

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

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

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

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


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