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Sayings about Science

Discussion in 'Science' started by mymoniker, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Our Art classrooms have all these inspiring sayings about the power of Art. Does anyone know any inspiring quotes/sayings to put up about Science? Biology in particular?
  2. FleurR

    FleurR New commenter

    Chemistry rocks

    Physics rules

    Biology grows on you

  3. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Geology rocks not chemistry ;)
  4. The website XKCD has many suitable cartoons, plus a few less-then-appropriate.
    My favourite is #54, but maybe #965 is more suitable as a poster.

  5. kemevez

    kemevez Occasional commenter

    and if it's all four it's the students.
  6. russellarnott

    russellarnott New commenter

  7. Thanks, that's the kind of stuff I've been looking for.
  8. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    God doesn't play dice (Einstein)

  9. p

    There are 1011
    stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a
    hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call
    them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical
    numbers. -Richard Feynman, physicist, Nobel laureate (1918-1988)
    And three on a similar theme, in fact the same theme, just reworded:


    A wise man, therefore,
    proportions his belief to the evidence – David Hume (1711-1776)

    Extraordinary claims
    require extraordinary proof – Marcello Truzzi (1935-2003)

    What can be asserted
    without evidence can be dismissed without evidence – Christopher
    Hitchins (1949-2011)
    And one that feels particularly relevant to me and my students but not really Science specific:


    can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed
    to be doing at that moment. </font>

    </font><font size="3">Benchley</font><font size="3">
    </font>(<font face="Arial, sans-serif">1889</font><font face="Arial, sans-serif">
    &ndash; </font><font face="Arial, sans-serif">1945)</font></font>

  10. And one more:


    The root of all
    superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it
    misses. -Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman
  11. not really a science one - but one that has hit home for my students is "fail to prepare, prepare to fail".
    "Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."


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