A Quote by C.S. Lewis on experiment, education, chilren, re-education, and criminals

"We want you to write it down--to camouflage it.  Only for the present, of course.  Once the thing gets going we shan't have to bother about the great heart of the British public.  We'll make the great heart what we want it to be.  But in the meantime, it does make a difference how things are put.  For instance, if it were even whispered that the N.IC.E. wanted powers to experiment on criminals, you'd have all the old women of both sexes up in arms and yapping about humanity.  Call it re-education of the mal-adjusted, and you have them all slobbering with delight that the brutal era of retributive punishment has at last come to and end.  Odd thing it is--the word 'experiment' is unpopular, but not the word 'experimental.'  You must'nt experiment on children; but offer the dear little kiddies free education in an experimental school attached to the N.I.C.E. and it's all correct!"

C.S. Lewis

Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 385

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A Quote by Richard Feynman on science, skepticism, discovery, and experiment

One of the ways of stopping science would be only to do experiments in the region where you know the law. But experimenters search most diligently, and with the greatest effort, in exactly those places where it seems most likely that we can prove our theories wrong. In other words, we are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Source: Google Talks: Towards the First Revolution in the Mind Sciences

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on alchemy, alchemist, experiment, word, vocabulary, reverie, exaltation, name, and substance

The psychology of the alchemist is that of reveries trying to constitute themselves in experiments on the exterior world. A double vocabulary must be established between reverie and experiment. The exaltation of the names of substances is the preamble to experiments on the "exalted" substances.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 72

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, life, timidity, experiment, and risk

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Contributed by: Zaady

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