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Heinz R. Pagels Quotes and Sayings

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Science shows us what exists but not what to do about it.
- Heinz R. Pagels

Stars are like animals in the wild.
We may see the young but never the actual birth,
which is a veiled and secret event.
- Heinz R. Pagels

Science cannot resolve moral conflicts,
but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.
- Heinz R. Pagels

I like to browse in occult bookshops if for no other
reason than to refresh my commitment to science.
- Heinz R. Pagels

 

The world changed from having the determinism of a
clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine.
- Heinz R. Pagels

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

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One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

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

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

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

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

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Carl Sagan

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal
in this country and has been going on at universities
and research facilities for years.
- Mike Pence

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
- Ray Bradbury

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

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light,
they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov

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

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
- Wernher von Braun

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist
to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.
It keeps him young.
- Konrad Lorenz

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
- George William Curtis

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing
his decision on stem cell research.
He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
- Jay Leno

There are no shortcuts in evolution.
- Louis D. Brandeis

For NASA, space is still a high priority.
- Dan Quayle

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

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

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
- Wernher von Braun

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

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

Most people say that is it is the intellect
which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character.
- Albert Einstein

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

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and
the ideas of those facts in human heads.
- George Santayana


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