"There are no shortcuts in evolution."
"Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, cell biologists are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite symmetry, dramas of violence and death, mobility, self-sacrifice and, yes, rococo sex."
"Cells let us walk, talk, think, make love and realize the bath water is cold."
"The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning."
"The uniformity of earth's life, more astonishing than its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled."
"Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly."
"The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers."
"When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods."
"The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage."
"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway."
"A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact."
"Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them."
"The facts of the present won't sit still for a portrait. They are constantly vibrating, full of clutter and confusion."
"Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess."
"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life."
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."
"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."
"Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.'"
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