Science and Technology

"Physics isn't the most important thing. Love is."

Rating: 5.86 (Number of Voters: 22)

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Rating: 7.47 (Number of Voters: 32)

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world."

Rating: 7.38 (Number of Voters: 32)

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

Rating: 6.28 (Number of Voters: 25)

"Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles, he can only discover them."

Rating: 7.29 (Number of Voters: 17)

"Without Art, we should have no notion of the sacred; without Science, we should always worship false gods."

Rating: 7.56 (Number of Voters: 9)

"If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."

Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 12)

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

Rating: 8.07 (Number of Voters: 14)

"If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works."

Rating: 9.22 (Number of Voters: 9)

"The engineer`s first problem in any design situation is to discover what the problem really is."

George C. Beakley
George C. Beakley "Careers in engineering and technology‎"

Rating: 8.13 (Number of Voters: 8)

"Art is I; science is we."

Rating: 6.17 (Number of Voters: 12)

"Electronic communication is an instantaneous and illusory contact that creates a sense of intimacy without the emotional investment that leads to close friendships."

Clifford Stoll
Clifford Stoll "Silicon Snake Oil"

Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic."

Rating: 9.29 (Number of Voters: 7)

"A theory must be tempered with reality."

Rating: 5.70 (Number of Voters: 10)

"Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth."

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 10)

"Those who think installing Linux is difficult obviously never tried to understand women."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God."

Rating: 5.42 (Number of Voters: 12)

"Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind."

Rating: 7.29 (Number of Voters: 7)

"The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another."

Rating: 1.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Econometrics have successfully predicted 14 of the last 3 recessions."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If vaudeville had died, television was the box they put it in."

Rating: 7.43 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Books are ... funny little portable pieces of thought."

Susan Sontag (Time, December 11, 1989)
Susan Sontag (Time, December 11, 1989)

Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Basic research is like shooting an arrow into the air and, where it lands, painting a target."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most great discoveries start with making a mistake."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Only small minds are impressed by large numbers."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Psychology - the art of turning stupidity into illness."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don't even arise."

Jean Baudrillard
Jean Baudrillard "Cool Memories"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All science is either physics or stamp collecting."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Jacob Bronowski
Jacob Bronowski "The Ascent of Man"

Rating: 8.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our technology has surpassed our humanity."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature."

Rating: 6.29 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."

Rating: 7.38 (Number of Voters: 8)

"Men have become tools of their tools."

Rating: 6.57 (Number of Voters: 7)

"The only legitimate artists in England are the architects."

Benjamin Haydon
Benjamin Haydon "Correspondence and Table-Talk"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "Minority Report: H.L. Mencken`s Notebooks"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins."

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Meteorology has ever been an apple of contention, as if the violent commotions of the atmosphere induced a sympathetic effect on the minds of those who have attempted to study them."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"There are two kinds of statistics: the kind you look up and the kind you make up."

Rex Stout
Rex Stout "Death Of A Doxy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is a beautiful machine that works very badly. He is like a watch of which the most that can be said is that its cosmetic effect is good."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "Minority Report"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Philosophy began when man ate the produce of the earth and suffered indigestion."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Experiments are mediators between nature and idea."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Sayings in Prose"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)