Subjects — S

Science Quotations

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

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.

We vivisect the nightingale To probe the secret of his note.

The more things doctors are able to do, the more likely that at least a few doctors won’t do them. And the result will be more people suing for negligence.

Rather than have it the principal thing in my son’s mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament.

But how is one to make a scientist understand that there is something unalterably deranged about differential calculus, quantum theory, or the obscene and so inanely liturgical ordeals of the precession of the equinoxes.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny …”.

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

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