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Quotations about science and the scientific method

Carl Sagan – That kind of skeptical, questioning

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Carl SaganThat kind of skeptical, questioning, ‘don’t accept what authority tells you’ attitude of science is also nearly identical to the attitude of mind necessary for a functioning democracy.  Science and democracy have very consonant values and approaches, and I don’t think you can have one without the other.

Carl Sagan   (1934-1996)

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Jacob Bronowski – The essence of science

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Jacob BronowskiThe essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.

Jacob Bronowski   (1908-1974)
The Ascent of Man

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Marie Curie – A new radioactive substance

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Marie CurieThe various reasons which we have enumerated lead us to believe that the new radioactive substance contains a new element to which we propose to give the name of radium.

Marie Curie   (1867-1934)

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Garry Kasparov – A lifetime analyzing the game of chess

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Garry KasparovHaving spent a lifetime analyzing the game of chess and comparing the capacity of computers to the capacity of the human brain, I’ve often wondered, where does our success come from? The answer is synthesis, the ability to combine creativity and calculation, art and science, into a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts. Chess is a unique cognitive nexus, a place where art and science come together in the human mind, and are then refined and improved by experience.

Garry Kasparov  

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Neil deGrasse Tyson – Kids are never the problem

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Neil deGrasse TysonKids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of the kids. They out-number kids. They vote. They wield resources. That’s why my public focus is primarily adults.

Neil deGrasse Tyson   (Oct 5, 1958 -)

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