Science gives us a framework for understanding the world around us. Whether you're studying for a career in the sciences or simply want to better appreciate the contributions of scientists throughout history, YourDictionary’s collection of science quotes offers valuable insights.
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Underneath the shifting appearances of the world as perceived by our unreliable senses, is there, or is there not, a bedrock of objective reality?hans christian von baeyer
People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.neil degrasse tyson
The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.neil degrasse tyson
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.marie curie
The great tragedy of Science: the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.thomas henry huxley
Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us.neil degrasse tyson
And behold the greatest mystery of them all: an unopened can of diet Pepsi floats in water while an unopened can of regular Pepsi sinks.neil degrasse tyson
Alas! A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections a mere heart of stone.charles darwin
A cell is a complex structure, with its investing membrane, nucleus, and nucleolus.charles darwin
There is no coherent knowledge, i.e. no uniform comprehensive account of the world and the events in it. There is no comprehensive truth that goes beyond an enumeration of details, but there are many pieces of information, obtained in different ways from different sources and collected for the benefit of the curious. The best way of presenting such knowledge is the list - and the oldest scientific works were indeed lists of facts, parts, coincidences, problems in several specialized domains.paul karl feyerabend
If an apple is magnified to the size of the earth, then the atoms in the apple are approximately the size of the original apple.richard feynman
We may find illustrations of the highest doctrines of science in games and gymnastics, in travelling by land and by water, in storms of the air and of the sea, and wherever there is matter in motion.james clerk maxwell
To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty, & leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing.isaac newton
Within one linear centimeter of your lower colon there lives and works more bacteria (about 100 billion) than all humans who have ever been born. Yet many people continue to assert that it is we who are in charge of the world.neil degrasse tyson
The remarkable feature of physical laws is that they apply everywhere, whether or not you choose to believe in them. After the laws of physics, everything else is opinion.neil degrasse tyson
Let there be no doubt that as they are currently practiced, there is no common ground between science and religion.neil degrasse tyson
You can die of a broken heart – it's scientific fact.Abby McDonald
Scientifically speaking, there is tribalism and group bias, but there cannot be any such thing as racism. We are all one.Bill Nye
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.Albert Einstein
In science men have learned consciously to subordinate themselves to a common purpose without losing the individuality of their achievements. Each one knows that his work depends on that of his predecessors and colleagues, and that it can only reach its fruition through the work of his successors. In science men collaborate not because they are forced to by superior authority or because they blindly follow some chosen leader, but because they realize that only in this willing collaboration can each man find his goal.john desmond bernal
Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.alan turing
It must have appeared almost as improbable to the earlier geologists, that the laws of earthquakes should one day throw light on the origin of mountains, as it must to the first astronomers, that the fall of an apple should assist in explaining the motions of the moon.Sir Charles Lyell
Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers - poets, actors, journalists - they, as communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate... They don't fight science and they don't fight technology.neil degrasse tyson
You can’t be a scientist if you’re uncomfortable with ignorance, because scientists live at the boundary between what is known and unknown in the cosmos.neil degrasse tyson
Science is the key to our future, and if you don't believe in science, then you're holding everybody back.Bill Nye
Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people who embrace that idea, the better.Bill Nye
You can believe what you want religiously. Religion is one thing, but science, provable science, is something else.Bill Nye
Making legendary scientific discoveries requires an innate sense of curiosity as well as patience and persistence. Scientists can spend years in a lab trying to find the necessary evidence to either support or counter a scientific theory or hypothesis. "It is most important in creative science not to give up. If you are an optimist you will be willing to ‘try’ more than if you are a pessimist," Stanislaw Ulam said. Ulam is best known for his work on the Teller-Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons.
If you're someone who struggled with chemistry, biology, and geology in high school, you might feel like the study of science isn't for you. However, science quotations reveal that art is often linked to science in surprising ways. Mathematician and physicist Martin Kruskal is a fan of using paper folding to explain complex concepts to a general audience. "Origami helps in the study of mathematics and science in many ways.... Using origami anyone can become a scientific experimenter with no fuss," he said.
Scientists pride themselves on their objectivity, but science has become the center of many modern political debates. When discussing issues such as climate change with an opponent who questions the validity of your opinion, you can take comfort from the words of astrophysicist, author, and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson. "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe it," he said.