Science and Technology

"Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things."

Jean Baudrillard
Jean Baudrillard "Cool Memories"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures."

Chamfort "Maxims and Considerations"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Literature is my legal wife and medicine my mistress. When I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos."

David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg "Cronenberg on Cronenberg"

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 8)

"Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

"As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The arts are the salt of the earth; as salt relates to food, the arts relate to technology."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Wilhelm Meister's Travels"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If words were invented to conceal thought, I think that newspapers are a great improvement on a bad invention."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Prudence and justice tell me that in electricity and steam there is more love for man than in chastity and abstinence from meat."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Microscopes and telescopes really confuse our minds."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "A Study in Scarlet"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy-the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth."

Voltaire "A Treatise on Toleration"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God made integers, all else is the work of man."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!"

Iris Murdoch
Iris Murdoch "The Book and the Brotherhood"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"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."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are more truths in twenty-four hours of a man's life than in all the philosophies."

Raoul Vaneigem
Raoul Vaneigem "The Revolution of Everyday Life"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Science is a cemetery of dead ideas."

Miguel de Unamuno
Miguel de Unamuno "The Tragic Sense of Life"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science."

Rating: 5.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

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

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking."

William James
William James "The Letters of William James"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Philosophy begins in wonder."

Plato "Theatetus"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist."

Rousseau-Jean-Jacques "The New Eloise"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Aphorisms and Reflections"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful theory by an ugly fact."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Collected Essays"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know."

Joseph Roux
Joseph Roux "Meditations of a Parish Priest"

Rating: 4.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems."

Henry Brooks Adams (about philosophy)
Henry Brooks Adams (about philosophy)

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"My belief is that science is to wreck us, and that we are like monkeys monkeying with a loaded shell; we don't in the least know or care where our practically infinite energies come from or will bring us to."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth."

Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de "Wind, Sand, and Stars"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The anthropologists are busy, indeed, and ready to transport us back into the savage forest where all human things [...] have their beginnings; but the seed never explains the flower."

Edith Hamilton
Edith Hamilton "The Greek Way"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment."

Jean Baudrillard
Jean Baudrillard "Cool Memories"

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star."

Brillat-Savarin-Anthelme "Physiologie du Gout"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"[Statistics] Fiction in its most uninteresting form."

Evan Esar
Evan Esar "Esar's Comic Dictionary"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"[Hypothesis] Something murdered by facts."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)