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
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
Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us.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
Science is not everything, but science is very beautiful.j. robert oppenheimer
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.carl sagan
There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.marie curie
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.marie curie
Science alone of all the subjects contains within itself the lesson of the danger of belief in the infallibility of the greatest teachers of the preceding generation.richard feynman
I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.richard feynman
Mr. Darwin's hypothesis is not, so far as I am aware, inconsistent with any known biological fact; on the contrary, if admitted, the facts of Development, of Comparative Anatomy, of Geographical Distribution, and of Palaeontology, become connected together, and exhibit a meaning such as they never possessed before; and I, for one, am fully convinced that if not precisely true, that hypothesis is as near an approximation to the truth as, for example, the Copernican hypothesis was to the true theory of the planetary motions.thomas henry huxley
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.Louis Pasteur
Scientific inquiry shouldn't stop just because a reasonable explanation has apparently been found.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
Science is the way in which we know nature and our place within it.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.