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"It's going to be a bummer if Mars turns out to be like us."
Newt Gingrich

"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true."
Niels Bohr

"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field."
Niels Bohr

"I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn."
Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor."
Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us."
Paul Valery

"Science does not know its debt to imagination."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Touch a scientist and you touch a child."
Ray Bradbury

"The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible."
Ray Bradbury

"Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems."
Rene Descartes

"Surgery is the red flower that blooms among the leaves and thorns that are the rest of medicine."
Richard Selzer

"If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos."
Robert Quillen

"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost."
Russell Baker

"Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft."
Sam Ervin

"Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate."
Sandra Boynton

"Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it."
Sir Edmund Hillary

"In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms."
Stephen Jay Gould

"Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within."
Stephen Jay Gould

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