A Quote by Isaac Asimov on discovery and science

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny...."

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: The Stuff of Thought: Language As a Window into Human Nature

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on creativity and science

It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: Clinical & Professional Reasoning in Occupational Therapy

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A Quote by Arthur Eddington on light, nature, science, and spirit

Whether in the intellectual pursuits of science or in the mystical pursuits of the spirit, the light beckons ahead, and the purpose surging in our nature responds.

Arthur Eddington

Source: The Nature of the Physical World

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A Quote by Robert M. Sapolsky on compassion, nature, and science

I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature.

Robert Sapolsky

Source: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on notion, perception, reality, and science

The belief in an external world independent of the perceiving subject is the basis of all natural science.  Since, however, sense perception only gives information of this external world or of "physical reality" indirectly, we can only grasp the latter by speculative means.  It follows from this that our notions of physical reality can never be final.  We must always be ready to change these notions - that is to say, the axiomatic basis of physics - in order to do justice to perceived facts in the most perfect way.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Systemic Intervention: Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice

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A Quote by Kedar on doubt, proof, knowledge, belief, faith, science, religion, and epistemology

I have no proof for any proof.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

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A Quote by C.D. Broad on science, scientism, fallacy of misplaced concreteness, reductionist, and western philosophy

The speculative philosopher and the scientific specialist are liable to two opposite mistakes. The former tends to deliver frontal attacks on Reality as a whole, armed only with a few wide general principles, and to neglect to isolate and master in detail particular problems. The latter tends to forget that he has violently abstracted one part or one aspect of Reality from the rest, and to imagine that the success which this abstraction has given him within a limited field justifies him in taking the principles which hold therein as the whole truth about the whole world. The one cannot see the trees for the wood, and the other cannot see the wood for the trees. The result of both kinds of mistake is the same, viz., to produce philosophical theories which may be self-consistent but which must be described as "silly". By a "silly" theory I mean one which may be held at the time when one is talking or writing professionally, but which only an inmate of a lunatic asylum would think of carrying into daily life.

C.D. Broad

Source: The Mind and its Place in Nature by C.D Broad

Contributed by: Ernest

A Quote by Mariana Fulger on science


Science - the human mind's war with herself: the unknown.

Mariana Fulger

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on carl sagan, science, and spirituality

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the the presence of great art or music or literature, or of acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr.

The notion that science and spirituality are mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Pages: 29..30

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A Quote by Peter Tompkins on science, nikola tesla, energy, zero-point, future, and ether

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.

Peter Tompkins

Source: Secret Life of Plants

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