A Quote by Albert Einstein on mystery, spirituality, experience, art, science, creativity, and muse

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.  It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of all true art and science.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 11

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A Quote by Jacob Bronowski on answers, questions, and science

That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.

Jacob Bronowski

Source: The Ascent of Man

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on contradiction, paradox, physics, randomness, chance, and science

The world of science lives fairly comfortably with paradox. We know that light is a wave, and also that light is a particle. The discoveries made in the infinitely small world of particle physics indicate randomness and chance, and I do not find it any more difficult to live with the paradox of a universe of randomness and chance and a universe of pattern and purpose than I do with light as a wave and light as a particle. Living with contradiction is nothing new to the human being.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Two-Part Invention

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A Quote by Chris Langan on science, intelligence, god, creation, evolution, nature, universe, and religion

I believe in the theory of evolution, but I believe as well in the allegorical truth of creation theory. In other words, I believe that evolution, including the principle of natural selection, is one of the tools used by God to create mankind. Mankind is then a participant in the creation of the universe itself, so that we have a closed loop. I believe that there is a level on which science and religious metaphor are mutually compatible.

Chris Langan

Source: ABC Article "Off the Charts: Chris Langan's IQ Sets him Apart"

Contributed by: Creative Philosopher

A Quote by Max Planck on light, quantum, intelligent, action, nature, and science

Thus, the photons which constitute a ray of light behave like intelligent human beings: out of all possible curves they always select the one which will take them most quickly to their goal.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

Source: Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, Page: 178

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on science, god, fulfill, and meaning

For science, God is simply the stream of tendency by which all things seek to fulfill the law of their being.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Literature and Dogma

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A Quote by Maria Mitchell on science and women

In my younger days, when I was painted by the half-educated, loose and inaccurate ways women had, I used to say, "How much women need exact science"  But since I have known some workers in science, I have now said, "How much science needs women"

Maria Mitchell (1818 - 1889)

Source: A Women's Notebook by Juliette Clarke

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A Quote by Kedar on history, science, nature, common sense, and revolution

The history of science is the saga of nature defying common sense.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

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A Quote by Earon on science, research, profound, truth, process, education, medicine, and health

Science too often trivializes the profound, answering questions that are very different from the ones that were asked.  To formulate a question suitable for scientific research too often requires us to forget what it was that we really wanted to know.

Earon Davis

Source: Writings

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A Quote by Robert M. Sapolsky on mystery and science

Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.

Robert Sapolsky

Source: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

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