A Quote by John Polanyi on science, discovery, freedom, truth, paths, and worldview

At the heart of science lies discovery which involves a change in worldview.  Discovery in science is possible only in societies which accord their citizens the freedom to pursue the truth where it may lead and which therefore have respect for different paths to that truth.

John Polanyi

Source: Canadian Nobel Laureate (Chemistry); commencement address, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, June 1990

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