“Of course I am not religious—I don’t in fact see how any scientist who thinks at all deeply can be so”.
In More and Different: Notes from a Thoughtful Curmudgeon", Page 133.
It is seen as the application of a systematic “scientific method” involving wearing a white coat and being dull. I feel that too many young people come into science with this view, and that too many fields degenerate into the kind of work which results: automatic crank-turning and data-collecting of the sort which Kuhn calls “normal science” and Rutherford “stamp-collecting”. In fact, the creation of new science is a creative act, literally, and people who are not creative are not very good at it.Phillip Warren Anderson
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