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A Quote by Michio Kaku on correction, facts, and theory

It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.

Michio Kaku

Source: Michio Kaku Hyperspace, Oxford University Press, 1995, p 263.

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A Quote by Michio Kaku on foolishness, honesty, persistence, physics, science, scientists, theory, and work

There are many examples of old, incorrect theories that stubbornly persisted, sustained only by the prestige of foolish but well-connected scientists. . . . Many of these theories have been killed off only when some decisive experiment exposed their incorrectness. .. Thus the yeoman work in any science, and especially physics, is done by the experimentalist, who must keep the theoreticians honest.

Michio Kaku

Source: Michio Kaku Hyperspace, Oxford University Press, 1995, p 263.

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A Quote by Mary Wigman on art and theory

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Strong and convincing art has never arisen from theories.

Mary Wigman (1886 - 1973)

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A Quote by Mary Baker Eddy on good, ideas, mind, science, and theory

We know that a statement proved to be good must be oorrect. New thoughts are constantly obtaining the floor. These two theories - that all is matter, or that all is Mind-will dispute the ground, until one is acknowledged to be the victor. Discussing his campaign, General Grant said: "I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer." Science says: All is Mind and Mind's idea. You must fight it out on this line. Matter can afford you no aid.

Mary Baker Eddy (1821 - 1910)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on agreement, college, grace, heart, love, needs, physics, soul, and theory

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle . . . (or) Einstein's Theory of Relativity. . . (or) the Second Theory of Thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Mark Russell on composers, losing, science, and theory

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

Mark Russell

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A Quote by Marilyn vos Savant on theory

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Q: What is the difference between a hypothesis and a theory? A: Think of a hypothesis as a card. A theory is a house made of hypotheses.

Marilyn vos Savant (1946 -)

Source: attributed to Marilyn vos Savant

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A Quote by Manfred Eigen on possibility and theory

A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.

Manfred Eigen (1927 -)

Source: Jagdish Mehra (ed.) The Physicist's Conception of Nature, 1973.

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A Quote by Lou Ann Walker on education, goals, students, and theory

Theories and goals of education don't matter a whit if you do not consider your students to be human beings.

Lou Ann Walker

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A Quote by John Dalberg, Lord Acton on accuracy, habits, history, learning, proof, theory, and writers

Writers the most learned, the most accurate in details, and the soundest in tendency, frequently fall into a habit which can neither be cured nor pardoned - the habit of making history into the proof of their theories.

Lord Acton Dalberg (1834 - 1902)

Source: Letter to Mary Gladstone, 24 April 1881.

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