Science and Technology

"DNA was the first three-dimensional Xerox machine."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Investigators are always divided into those who are looking for rules and those who are looking for exceptions."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Photography is truth. The cinema is truth 24 times per second."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village."

Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan "Gutenberg Galaxy"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad and incomplete in the urban compound."

Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan "Understanding Media"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Architecture is the art of how to waste space."

Rating: 7.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"People can have the Model T in any colour - so long as it's black."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best way of increasing the [average] intelligence of scientists would be to reduce their number."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?"

Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo "Les Miserables"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Relativity teaches us the connection between the different descriptions of one and the same reality."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The true subject of science is the beauty of the world."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A computer is almost human - except that it does not blame its mistakes on another computer."

Rating: 9.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Clock: A small mechanical device to wake up people without children."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Philosophical Essays"

Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Art is meant to disturb, science reassures."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Some day science may have the existence of mankind in its power, and the human race commit suicide, by blowing up the world."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew. "

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It always helps to know the answer when you are working toward the solution of a problem."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no result in nature without a cause; understand the cause and you will have no need of the experiment."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Logic, n. The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Philosophy fulfills the need to create for ourselves a single and complete concept of the world and of life."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's not a bug, it's an undocumented feature."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The days of the digitals are numbered. The metaphor is built into them like a self-destruct mechanism."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"These terrible sociologists, who are the astrologers and alchemists of our twentieth century."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Philosophy begins with wonder."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A bacteriologist is a man whose conversation always start with the germ of an idea."

Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The most fundamental question we can ever ask ourselves is whether or not the universe we live in is friendly or hostile."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The thing that cannot be defined is the first thing; the primary fact."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton "Charles Dickens"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Philosophy, n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Mysticism and Logic"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Science seems to be at war with itself. Naive realism leads to physics, and physics, if true, shows naive realism to be false. Therefore naive realism, if true, is false; therefore it is false. "

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are only 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don't."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The physicists say that I am a mathematician, and the mathematicians say that I am a physicist. I am a completely isolated man and though everybody knows me, there are very few people who really know me."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)