"The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact."
"Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact."
"Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic."
"From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go."
"The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart."
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
"It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet."
"Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity."
"We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming."
"When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes."
"Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena."
"The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them."
"When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research."
"That theory is worthless. It isn't even wrong!"
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