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A Quote by Albert Einstein on ideas, language, science, and simplicity

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: The Evolution of Physics.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on art, desires, life, men, motives, nature, pain, perception, science, thought, and world

. . . one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on genius, persuasion, physics, play, science, secrets, theory, and yielding

One needn't be a crank to miss the scientific boat. The very paragon of genius, Albert Einstein, couldn't be persuaded to give quantum physics his unreserved endorsement. Here is Einstein's most frequently paraphrased statement of dissatisfaction with the theory: Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesn't play dice.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Letter to Max Born, December 4, 1926

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on driving, experience, force, religion, research, and science

I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on feeling, laws, religion, science, spirit, superiority, and universe

Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man. . . . In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Letter to a child who asked if scientists pray (January 24, 1936)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on creativity, nature, research, science, understanding, and work

It is not the fruits of scientific research that elevate man and enrich his nature. but the urge to understand, the intellectual work, creative or receptive.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas and Opinions, 1954

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A Quote by A.F.M. Smith on learning, science, and uncertainty

Any approach to scientific inference which seeks to legitimize it and answer in reponse to complex uncertainty is, for me, a totalitarian parody of a would-be rational learning process.

A.F.M. Smith

Source: some personal views Bayesian statistics, J. Roy. Statist. Soc (Ser. A) 147,245-259, (1984)

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A Quote by Adelaide Love on age, deed, direction, doubt, evolution, faith, god, learning, men, power, science, and scientists

Beyond Electrons The new believers of our age are they, The men of science, who have come to learn There is a will that points the cosmic ray, A power that directs what they discern In atmosphere, in star and wave and sod; Beyond electrons they discover-God. From microscope and tube evolves a faith Of modern days, sustaining ancient creeds; It is the scientist who makes a wraith Of doubt, and find a God behind His deeds.

Adelaide Love

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A Quote by Albert Abraham Michelson on consequences, discovery, facts, laws, possibility, and science

(In 1903) The most important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered, and these are now so firmly established that the possibility of their ever being supplemented in consequence of new discoveries is exceedingly remote.

A. A. Michelson (1852 - 1931)

Source: Quoted by Peter Coveney & Roger Highfield in The Arrow of Time, Flamingo, London 1991, p 67.

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