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Thomas R. Cech Quotes and Sayings

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Because all of biology is connected,
one can often make a breakthrough with an organism
that exaggerates a particular phenomenon,
and later explore the generality.
- Thomas R. Cech

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

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

If you want to study one of these strange organisms,
you had better have a good justification.
It's not good to study gene organisation in some obscure
insect that no one's ever heard about.
- Thomas R. Cech

 

There should be more attention paid to scientific research in the ecology area,
and I think that such attention to proper environmental
concerns would make the public feel much better about it.
- Thomas R. Cech

The overall view of the human genome project has been
one of great excitement and positive press,
but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable,
and they are frightened of things they don't understand.
- Thomas R. Cech

You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting
your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.
- Deepak Chopra

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So when I got out of the military, I went back to school in biology,
and earned a biology degree at the University of Texas,
and then did some graduate work in it.
- Elizabeth Moon

Biology has progressed tremendously due to the model that Darwin put forth.
But the black boxes Darwin accepted are now being opened,
and our view of the world is again being shaken.
- Michael Behe

One of the most amazing developments in the history of biology.
- Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
- Theodosius Dobzhansky

After an extensive interview he arranged for my weaknesses
in foreign languages to be over-looked and so I started
a Biology degree at Birmingham in 1967.
- Paul Nurse

The evolution of sex is the hardest problem in evolutionary biology.
- John M. Smith

So we've moved from an era when women's biology was
women's destiny to today,
which is an era in which men's biology is men's destiny.
- Warren Farrell

Biology is the science.
Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique.
- Jared Diamond

Half a million women die each year around the world in pregnancy.
It's not biology that kills them so much as neglect.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I had gone to school to study marine biology.
- Skeet Ulrich

Relativity must replace absolutism in the realm of
morals as well as in the spheres of physics and biology.
- Thomas Cochrane

By then, I was making the slow transition from classical
biochemistry to molecular biology and becoming increasingly
preoccupied with how genes act and how proteins are made.
- Paul Berg

And the more profoundly the science of biology reveals
the laws of the life and development of living bodies,
the more effective is the science of agronomy.
- Trofim Lysenko

One of my degrees was a science degree in biology.
- Elizabeth Moon

Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology:
why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy?
- Auguste Comte

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

Biology, meaning the science of all life,
is a late notion.
- Leon Kass

Culture is how biology responds and makes its living conditions better.
- C. J. Cherryh

The human mind evolved to believe in the gods.
It did not evolve to believe in biology.
- E. O. Wilson

Biology will relate every human gene to the genes of
other animals and bacteria,
to this great chain of being.
- Walter Gilbert

Politics is applied biology.
- Ernst Haeckel

But honestly, if you do a rigorous survey of my work,
I'll bet you'll find that biology is a theme far more
often than physical science.
- David Brin

No, I majored in biology, in a pre-med program.
- Neil Diamond

I was a close observer of the developments in molecular biology.
- John Pople

We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics,
and into the age of biology.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
- Oprah Winfrey

Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with,
that physics has one method, chemistry another,
and biology a third.
- Thomas Huxley

The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was
founded and directed by Tom Pollard,
an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm.
- Peter Agre

Novel technologies and ideas that impinge on human
biology and their perceived impact on human values
have renewed strains in the relationship between science and society.
- Paul Berg

Biology has at least 50 more interesting years.
- James D. Watson

But while doing that I'd been following a variety of
fields in science and technology,
including the work in molecular biology,
genetic engineering, and so forth.
- K. Eric Drexler

In essence, the science of agronomy is inseparable from biology.
- Trofim Lysenko

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology,
the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.
- James A. Baldwin

Physics investigates the essential nature of the world,
and biology describes a local bump.
Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

In Darwin's time all of biology was a black box:
not only the cell,
or the eye, or digestion, or immunity,
but every biological structure and function because,
ultimately, no one could explain how biological processes occurred.
- Michael Behe

Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology.
What we learn from connections within the family takes
the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals;
which raises the question,
how good are these connections?
- Elizabeth Janeway

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa,
in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was,
biology and anthropology.
I was around 16 years old when I made this particular
choice of academic pursuit.
- Donald Johanson

Industrial opportunities are going to stem more from
the biological sciences than from chemistry and physics.
I see biology as being the greatest area of scientific
breakthroughs in the next generation.
- George E. Brown, Jr.

I decided that the University of Sussex in Brighton
was a good place for this work because it had a strong
tradition in bacterial molecular genetics and an excellent reputation in biology.
- Paul Nurse

Influenced by him, and probably even more so by my
brother Theodore (a year older than me),
I soon became interested in biology and developed a
respect for the importance of science and the scientific method.
- Frederick Sanger

In the present epoch of struggle between two worlds
the two opposing and antagonistic trends penetrating
the foundations of nearly all branches of biology are
particularly sharply defined.
- Trofim Lysenko

Usually that's going into biology in a certain way.
There's certain strengths and weaknesses to both of the sexes.
And I'm not against employing those nor am I against denying those,
what I am looking for is a very large array of options.
- Mark Morris

Even when Darwin's teaching first made its appearance,
it became clear at once that its scientific,
materialist core, its teaching concerning the evolution of living nature,
was antagonistic to the idealism that reigned in biology.
- Trofim Lysenko

A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one.
A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different.
So the most basic claims of religion are scientific.
Religion is a scientific theory.
- Richard Dawkins

A key issue in developmental biology at that time was
the problem of how cells underwent differentiation,
with most workers concentrating on explanations in
terms of changes in enzyme and gene regulation.
- Paul Nurse

We know from biology that new forms of organisms simulate
their primitive form as closely as possible at first,
even though obliged to exist under changed internal and external conditions.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

The moment I saw the model and heard about the complementing
base pairs I realized that it was the key to understanding
all the problems in biology we had found intractable -
it was the birth of molecular biology.
- Sydney Brenner

And the actual achievements of biology are explanations
in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry,
which is not the same thing as explanations in terms
of physics and chemistry.
- Michael Polanyi

To address questions of scientific responsibility does
not necessarily imply that one needs technical competence
in a particular field (e.g.
biology) to evaluate certain technical matters.
- Serge Lang

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)


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