The world must come together to confront climate change. There is little scientific dispute that if we do nothing, we will face more drought, famine and mass displacement that will fuel more conflict for decades.
Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod theglobe.He plunged beneaththematerial surface of things, and found the spiritual cause.Mary Baker Eddy
Perhaps our ultimate understanding of scientific topics is measured in terms of our ability to generate metaphoric pictures of what is going on. Maybe understanding is coming up with metaphoric pictures.
It's a scientific fact that if you stay in California you lose one point of your IQ every year.truman capote
Buddha's teachings are scientific methods to solve the problems of all living beings permanently.geshe kelsang gyatso
Truth indeed is sacred; but, as Pilate said, "What is truth?" Show us the undoubted infallible criterion of absolute truth, and we will hold it as a sacred inviolable thing. But in the absence of that infallible criterion, we have all an equal right to grope about in our search of it, and no body and no school nor clique must be allowed to set up a standard of orthodoxy which shall bar the freedom of scientific inquiry.william stanley jevons
Mankind will possess incalculable advantages and extraordinary control over human behavior when the scientific investigator will be able to subject his fellow men to the same external analysis he would employ for any natural object, and when the human mind will contemplate itself not from within but from without.ivan pavlov
What we won't do is pretend that the work of lunatic charlatans is the equivalent of "true scientific discourse." It isn't.jimmy wales
No "scientific bad boy" ever will be able to blow up the world by releasing atomic energy.
Accounting for the most part, remains a legalistic and traditional practice, almost immune to self-criticism by scientific methods.kenneth boulding
Psychoanalysis justifies its importance by asserting that it forces you to look to and accept reality. But what sort of reality ? A reality conditioned by the materialistic and scientific ideology of psychoanalysis, that is, a historical product...mircea eliade
We may need simple and heroic legends for that peculiar genre of literature known as the textbook. But historians must also labor to rescue human beings from their legends in science if only so that we may understand the process of scientific thought aright.stephen jay gould
All our scientific and philosophic ideals are altars to unknown gods .william james
In addition to the social pressures from the scientific community there is also at work a very human trait of individual scientist. I call it the law of the instrument , and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding. It comes as no particular surprise to discover that a scientist formulates problems in a way which requires for their solution just those techniques in which he himself is especially skilled.abraham kaplan
The precarious ontological link between Logos and Eros is broken, and scientific rationality emerges as essentially neutral.herbert marcuse
No society has ever yet been able to handle the temptations of technology to mastery, to waste, to exuberance, to exploration and exploitation. We have to learn to cherish this earth and cherish it as something that's fragile, that's only one, it's all we have. We have to use our scientific knowledge to correct the dangers that have come from science and technology.Margaret Mead
There is no use of simply acquiring titles or amassing wealth if one has no self-respect and scientific knowledge .periyar e. v. ramasamy
The chief requisite for the making of a good chicken pie is chicken; no amount of culinary legerdemain can make up for the lack of chicken. In the same way, the chief requisite for the history of science is intimate scientific knowledge; no amount of philosophic legerdemain can make up for its absence.george sarton
Languages are always changing but in many cases the life of a language ends. In many areas of the world, economic, military, social and other pressures are causing communities to stop speaking their traditional languages, and turn to other, typically more dominant, languages. This can be a social, cultural and scientific disaster because languages express the unique knowledge, history and worldview of their communities; and each language is a specially evolved variation of the human capacity for communication.
The method of scientific investigation is nothing but the expression of the necessary mode of working of the human mind.
We realize, however, that all scientific laws merely represent abstractions and idealizations expressing certain aspects of reality . Every science means a schematized picture of reality, in the sense that a certain conceptual construct is unequivocally related to certain features of order in reality;
But petitional prayer is only one department of prayer; and if we take the word in the wider sense as meaning every kind of inward communion or conversation with the power recognized as divine, we can easily see that scientific criticism leaves it untouched. Prayer in this wide sense is the very soul and essence of religion.william james
The great question for our time is, how to make sure that the continuing scientific revolution brings benefits to everybody rather than widening the gap between rich and poor. To lift up poor countries, and poor people in rich countries, from poverty, to give them a chance of a decent life, technology is not enough. Technology must be guided and driven by ethics if it is to do more than provide new toys for the rich.freeman dyson
A great many writers have manifestly believed that there is a way of considering phenomena which is sufficiently different from the well-established modes of scientific analysis to deserve the particular title of systems thinking.
The American Psychological Association had rejected the brainwashing/mind control theories in 1987 insofar as they applied to religious movements, on the basis that they were not scientific is, therefore, perfectly accurate. It is, in fact, almost identical to [Margaret} Singer’s own statement that the rejection of the DIMPAC report was “described by the APA as a rejection of the scientific validity of the theory of coercive persuasion.
With what scientific stoicism he walks through the land of wonders , unwondering …
International affairs must be completely permeated with scientific methodology and a democratic spirit, with a fearless weighing of all facts, views, and theories, with maximum publicity of ultimate and intermediate goals, and with a consistency of principles.
G. barbadense L. was named after its assumed habitat of Barbados . It has been known by alternative scientific names as Gossypium evertum , Gossypium peruvianum , Gossypium vitifolium and Gossypium brasiliense ( USDA 2006). It is commonly known as Creole cotton, Egyptian cotton, extra long-staple or ELS cotton, Indian cotton, Sea Island cotton or [[w:Pima cotton|Pima cotton.
Science, fundamentally, is a game. It is a game with one overriding and defining rule: "Rule No. 1: Let us see how far and to what extent we can explain the behavior of the physical and material universe in terms of purely physical and material causes, without invoking the supernatural." Operational science takes no position about the existence or non-existence of the supernatural; it only requires that this factor is not invoked in scientific explanations.
Koyré based his analysis on a narrow definition of science that focuses only on its purely theoretical aspects. He saw the scientific Revolution as the advent and triumph of what he called the "mathematization of nature." At the same time he downplayed experimentalism as a relatively unimportant aspect of the new science.alexandre koyré
scientific theories need reconstruction every now and then. If they didn't need reconstruction they would be facts, not theories.