Thursday, June 07, 2007

Quote 14

[Science is] the literature of truth.
- Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw) (1818-85) U. S. humorist.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Quote 12

[Science is] the labor and handicraft of the mind.
- Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English essayist, philosopher, statesman.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Quote 11

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith (1723-90) Scottish economist. The Wealth of Nations, 1776.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Quote 10

Science is facts; just as houses are made of stone, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house, and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
- Jules Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) French mathematician.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Quote 9

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
- George Santayana (1863-1952) U. S. philosopher and writer. The Life of Reason.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Quote 8

Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
- Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95) English biologist. "The Method of Zadig" in Collected Essays IV.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Quote 7

Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95) English biologist.