Quotes on Scientific Discovery

The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it. Robert L. Park
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A scientific discovery is also a religious discovery. There is no conflict between science and religion. Our knowledge of God is made larger with every discovery we make about the world. Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.
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Scientific progress is the discovery of a more and more comprehensive simplicity... The previous successes give us confidence in the future of science: we become more and more conscious of the fact that the universe is cognizable. Georges Lemaitre
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Equations seem like treasures, spotted in the rough by some discerning individual, plucked and examined, placed in the grand storehouse of knowledge, passed on from generation to generation. This is so convenient a way to present scientific discovery, and so useful for textbooks, that it can be called the treasure-hunt picture of knowledge. Robert P. Crease
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An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid. Ernest Rutherford
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Stigler's Law: No scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer. George Stigler
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The basis for poetry and scientific discovery is the ability to comprehend the unlike in the like and the like in the unlike. Jacob Bronowski
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Will fluorine ever have practical applications? It is very difficult to answer this question. I may, however, say in all sincerity that I gave this subject little thought when I undertook my researches, and I believe that all the chemists whose attempts preceded mine gave it no more consideration. A scientific research is a search after truth, and it is only after discovery that the question of applicability can be usefully considered. Henri Moissan
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I think, that after the arrival of the mechanical clock we see an explosion in scientific thinking and scientific discovery. Nicholas G. Carr
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We have again a strange gap. We have the big scientific discoveries around the second, third century BC. Then we have an invention of the so-called Arab system, the positional system of counting with zero dated to the eighth or ninth century. Garry Kasparov
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I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence. Mahatma Gandhi
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The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilisation. Benjamin Disraeli
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It is interesting to note how many of the great scientific discoveries begin as myths. Rollo May
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Scientific discovery may not be better than sex, but the satisfaction lasts longer. Stephen Hawking
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Just as a new scientific discovery manifests something that was already latent in the order of nature, and at the same time is logically related to the total structure of the existing science, so the new poem manifests something that was already latent in the order of words. Northrop Frye
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The scientific discovery appears first as the hypothesis of an analogy; and science tends to become independent of the hypothesis. William Kingdon Clifford
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In the attempt to make scientific discoveries, every problem is an opportunity - and the more difficult the problem, the greater will be the importance of its solution. E O Wilson
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We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. Marie Curie
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If there is one 'scientific' discovery I am proud of, it is the discovery of the habit of writing without publication in mind. Edsger Dijkstra
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In order to survive, an animal must be born into a favoring or at least tolerant environment. Similarly, in order to achieve preservation and recognition, a specimen of fossil man must be discovered in intelligence, attested by scientific knowledge, and interpreted by evolutionary experience. These rigorous prerequisites have undoubtedly caused many still-births in human palaeontology and are partly responsible for the high infant mortality of discoveries of geologically ancient man. Earnest Hooton
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To make a discovery is not necessarily the same as to understand a discovery. Abraham Pais
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It (the Bible) has never bowed its head before the discoveries of science. Billy Graham
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What you truly learn best will appear to you later as your own discovery. Moshe Feldenkrais
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Chance... in the accommodation peculiar to sensorimotor intelligence, plays the same role as in scientific discovery. It is only useful to the genius and its revelations remain meaningless to the unskilled. Jean Piaget
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Scientific discovery consists in the interpretation for our own convenience of a system of existence which has been made with no eye to our convenience at all. Norbert Wiener
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Parkinson's Law is a purely scientific discovery, inapplicable except in theory to the politics of the day. It is not the business of the botanist to eradicate the weeds. Enough for him if he can tell us just how fast they grow. C Northcote Parkinson
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There are three stages in scientific discovery. First, people deny that it is true, then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person. Bill Bryson
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But one of the things I learned from improvising is that all of life is an improvisation, whether you like it or not. Some of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century came out of people dropping things. Alan Arkin
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It is possible that a scientific discovery will be made that humans will later regret because it has awful consequences. The problem is, we probably would not know in advance and, once the discovery is made, it cannot be undiscovered. Paul Davies
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The outstanding scientific discovery of the twentieth century is not television, or radio, but rather the complexity of the land organism. Aldo Leopold
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[A]ll knowledge is one. When a light brightens and illuminates a corner of a room, it adds to the general illumination of the entire room. Over and over again, scientific discoveries have provided answers to problems that had no apparent connection with the phenomena that gave rise to the discovery. Isaac Asimov
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For more than 200 years, materialists have promised that science will eventually explain everything in terms of physics and chemistry. Believers are sustained by the faith that scientific discoveries will justify their beliefs. Rupert Sheldrake
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There is probably nothing more sublime than discontent transmuted into a work of art, a scientific discovery, and so on. Eric Hoffer
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Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty. Anthony Eden
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If scientific discovery has not been an unalloyed blessing, if it has conferred on mankind the power not only to create but also to annihilate, it has at the same time provided humanity with a supreme challenge and a supreme testing John F Kennedy
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His teaching became a turning point in chess history: it was from Steinitz that the era of modern chess began. The contribution of the first world champion to its development is comparable with the great scientific discoveries of the 19th century. Garry Kasparov
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All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect. Each scientific discovery increases man's ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events. Laurence J Peter
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[Science fiction is] a specialized type of fantasy, in which the prime assumption usually is a new scientific discovery or invention. Jack Williamson
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The more one observes, the more clearly does he see that it is in the soil of pure science that are found the origins of all our modern industry and commerce. In fact,our civilization is wholly built upon our scientific discoveries. Herbert Hoover
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It is chiefly upon the lay citizen, informed about science but not its practitioner, that the country must depend in determining the use to which science is put, in resolving the many public policy questions that scientific discoveries constantly force upon us. David Lilienthal
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Scientific discoveries and innovation come from combining different existing technologies and different perspectives in a unique way. Charles Koch
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If neuroscientific research shows that those mechanisms only contain comparative information about colour differences, and have 'thrown away' more fine-grained information about the absolute colours of single surfaces, then that would support my position, in a way that just introspecting our colour experiences can't. David Papineau
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The only solid piece of scientific truth about which I feel totally confident is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature... It is this sudden confrontation with the depth and scope of ignorance that represents the most significant contribution of twentieth-century science to the human intellect. Lewis Thomas
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...I believe there exists, & I feel within me, an instinct for the truth, or knowledge or discovery, of something of the same nature as the instinct of virtue, & that our having such an instinct is reason enough for scientific researches without any practical results ever ensuing from them. Charles Darwin
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Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. Dwight D Eisenhower
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Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view. Max Planck
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Advances are Made by Answering Questions. Discoveries are Made by Questioning Answers. Bernard Haisch
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The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice. Arthur Schopenhauer
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Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it. Alan Valentine
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Science for me is very close to art. Scientific discovery is an irrational act. It's an intuition which turns out to be reality at the end of it-and I see no difference between a scientist developing a marvellous discovery and an artist making a painting. Carlo Rubbia
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The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder. Albert Einstein
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There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. Enrico Fermi
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Some of the greatest things, as I understand, they have come about by serendipity, the greatest discoveries Alan Alda
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Definition is the death of discovery. Tom Shadyac
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Discovery is fun. I am incredibly open to everything. Salman Rushdie
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The pace of discovery is going unbelievably fast. James D Watson
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Eureka! (I have found it!) Archimedes
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Mistakes are doorways to discovery. Sam Horn
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I also discovered that I was a poet. From the standpoint of one's family this is probably a regrettable discovery ... Dorothy Cottrell
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We murder to dissect. William Wordsworth
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... it's been a perpetual discovery, my life. A miracle. Virginia Woolf
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Discovery is the joy. Adam Haslett
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I've always been somebody on a journey of discovery. Nicole Kidman
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Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery. Henry Miller
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The startling reality of things is my discovery every single day. Fernando Pessoa
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I like to do things that are new, where I feel the sense of discovery. David Rees
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Rather to excite your judgment briefly than to inform it tediously. Francis Bacon
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God gave them [the discoveries] to me; how can I sell them to someone else? George Washington Carver
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Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it. Richard P Feynman
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Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
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Each man's life represents a road toward himself. Hermann Hesse
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Writing is always a voyage of discovery. Nadine Gordimer
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We get closer to God as we get more intimately and understandingly acquainted with the things He has created. I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for one's self. George Washington Carver
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Who never walks save where he sees men's tracks makes no discoveries. J. G. Holland
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The philosopher of science is not much interested in the thought processes which lead to scientific discoveries; he looks for a logical analysis of the completed theory, including the establishing its validity. That is, he is not interested in the context of discovery, but in the context of justification. Hans Reichenbach
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I had fallen in love with a young man..., and we were planning to get married. And then he died of subacute bacterial endocarditis... Two years later with the advent of penicillin, he would have been saved. It reinforced in my mind the importance of scientific discovery... Gertrude B. Elion
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If Watson and I had not discovered the [DNA] structure, instead of being revealed with a flourish it would have trickled out and that its impact would have been far less. For this sort of reason Stent had argued that a scientific discovery is more akin to a work of art than is generally admitted. Style, he argues, is as important as content. I am not completely convinced by this argument, at least in this case. Francis Crick
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It is clear that while science provides insights into the complexity of the world around us, those insights...present a fractured mosaic rather than a seamless whole. There are profound limits to science that must be recognized if we are to minimize the destructive consequences of using the powers provided by scientific discovery. David Suzuki
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As religion is now practiced and science is now practiced, there is no intersection between the two. That is for certain. And it's not for want of trying. Over the centuries, many people - theologians as well scientists - have tried to explore points of intersection. And anytime anyone has declared that harmony has risen up, it is the consequence of religion acquiescing to scientific discovery. In every single case. Neil Degrasse Tyson
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originality" is everyone's aim, and novel techniques are as much prized as new scientific discoveries. [T.S.] Eliot states it with surprising naivete: "It is exactly as wasteful for a poet to do what has been done already as for a biologist to rediscover Mendel's discoveries. Randall Jarrell
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