lördag, december 03, 2005

Citat av vetenskapsmän

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler"
-Albert Einstein

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen"
-Albert Einstein

"Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know"
-Bertrand Russell

"How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality?"
-Albert Einstein

"A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant"
-Manfred Eigen

"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well"
-René Descartes

"When you have eliminated the impossible, what ever remains, however improbable must be the truth"
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever"
-Albert Einstein

"It is possible to know when you are right way ahead of checking all the consequences. You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity"
-Richard Feynman

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe"
-Albert Einstein

"If anybody says he can think about quantum problems without getting giddy, that only show he has not understood the first thing about them"
-Niels Bohr

"In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them"
-Johann von Neumann

"Black holes are where God divided by zero"
-Steven Wright

"He is very intelligent but he is not a mathematician, this as you know is a great defect"
-Blaise Pascal

"Innocence about Science is the worst crime today"
-Sir Charles Percy Snow

"Why are things as they are and not otherwise?"
-Johannes Kepler

"What is is what must be"
-Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it is tied to everything else in the universe"
-John Muir

"Theory guides, experiment decides"
-Donald E Simanek

"I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple"
-Albert Einstein

"One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike and yet it is the most precious thing we have"
-Albert Einstein

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot"
-Albert Einstein

"All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial"
-Ernest Rutherford

"Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one"
-Konrad Lorentz

"Nobody knows why, but the only theories which work are the mathematical ones"
-Michael Holt

"There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago"
-J. Robert Oppenheimer

"We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?"
-Niels Bohr

"Never express yourself more clearly than you think"
-Niels Bohr

"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite"
-Paul Dirac

"A scientist never really understands his own theories unless he can satisfactorily explain them to the average person"
-Albert Einstein

"It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure"
-Albert Einstein

"Not only is the universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we CAN think"
-Werner Heisenberg

"Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity"
-Nikola Tesla

"God didn´t play dice with the universe"
-Albert Einstein

"Stop telling God what he can do"
-Niels Bohr

"Nothing in this world is to be feared, only understood"
-Marie Curie

"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity"
-Albert Einstein

"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it"
-Max Planck

"All science is either physics or stamp collecting"
-Ernest Rutherford

"If I have seen farther than other men, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants"
-Sir Isaac Newton

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it) but; That's funny..."
-Isaac Asimov

"Before I die, I hope that someone will explain quantum mechanics to me. After I die, I hope that God will explain turbulence to me"
-Werner Heisenberg

"Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work"
-Thomas Edison

"One is always a long way from solving a problem until one actually has the answer"
-Stephen Hawking

"To myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me"
-Isaac Newton

"The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket"
-Albert Einstein

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
-Albert Einstein

"The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don't"
-Ernest Rutherford

"The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact"
-Thomas Huxley

"All I ask of my body is that it carries around my head"
-Thomas Edison

"Anybody who cannot comprehend mathematics is not fully human. At best he is tolerable subhuman who has learned to wash, cook food and not make messes on the floor"

"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong"
-Albert Einstein

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world"

"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure"
-Thomas Edison

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
-Albert Einstein

"I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries"
-Marie Curie

"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas"
-Marie Curie

"To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge"

"Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life."
-Linus Pauling

"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied"
-Alfred Nobel

"Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards"
-Fred Hoyle

"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life"
-Charles Darwin

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