Peter Medawar

A Quote by Peter Medawar on people, philosophy, poets, scientists, and temperament

Scientists are people of very dissimilar temperaments doing different things in very different ways. Among scientists are collectors, classifiers and compulsive tidiers-up; many are detectives by temperament and many are explorers; some are artists and others artisans. There are poet-scientists and philosopher-scientists and even a few mystics.

Peter Medawar

Source: Pluto's Republic, Oxford University Press, New York, 1982, p. 116.

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