Science and Technology

"Facts without theory is trivia. Theory without facts is bullshit."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"[Statistics] The science that can prove everything except the usefulness of statistics."

Evan Esar
Evan Esar "Esar's Comic Dictionary"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"History is statistics in a state of progression; statistics is history at a stand."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Probability is truth in some degree."

Errol E. Harris
Errol E. Harris "Hypothesis and Perception"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Most problems have either many answers or no answer. Only a few problems have a single answer."

Edmund C. Berkeley
Edmund C. Berkeley "Computers and Automation"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I find out what the world needs. Then, I go ahead and invent it."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house."

Henri Poincare
Henri Poincare "Of Science and Hypotheses"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The great book of nature is written in mathematical symbols."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A tree never hits an automobile except in self-defense."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"TV and the Internet are good because they keep stupid people from spending too much time out in public."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on forecasters."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Einstein's space is no closer to reality than Van Gogh's sky."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One good thing about my computer: it never asks why."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it."

Rating: 1.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sociology is the science with the greatest number of methods and the least results."

Henri Poincare
Henri Poincare "Of Science and Hypotheses"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Computer is not a device anymore. It is an extension of your mind and your gateway to other people."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Television has changed the American child from an irresistible force into an immovable object."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth."

Dave Barry
Dave Barry "Dave Barry in Cyberspace"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that doesn't exist."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Programming under Windows is like starting a gourmet restaurant using ingredients from McDonalds."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A mathematical formula should never be "owned" by anybody! Mathematics belong to God."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Technology is that which separates us from our environment."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Computers are like a bicycle for our minds."

Rating: 1.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In the future, airplanes will be flown by a dog and a pilot. And the dog's job will be to make sure that if the pilot tries to touch any of the buttons, the dog bites him."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Archeologist: someone whose career lies in ruins."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Science is a voyage of discovery, and beyond each horizon there is another."

Francis Hitching
Francis Hitching "The Neck of the Giraffe"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Television is bubble gum for the eyes."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"[...] any fool can make a discovery. Every baby has to discover more in the first years of its life than Roger Bacon ever discovered in his laboratory."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Back to Methuselah"

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)