Science

Science is a way to find out things. Sometimes the word "science" is used to refer to the knowledge that is found using the methods of science.

There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality -- Richard Dawkins

Quotes

  • Science, like art, is not a copy of nature but a re-creation of her.
    • Jacob Bronowski, Science and Human Values (1956)
Simple: Science doesn't copy Nature. It recreates it.
  • It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Simple: Those who are foolish say that science cannot solve a problem.
  • Obviously something is wrong with the entire argument of "obviousness".
    • Paul Lazarsfeld, about the interpretation of results in social science as obvious, in "The American Soldier — An Expository Review", Public Opinion Quarterly, vol. 13, no. 3, (1949) pp. 377-404, 380
Simple: Something is wrong when people argue about things being obvious.
  • To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient truths; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.[1]
    • Henri Poincaré
Simple: Both doubting and believing something are equally foolish since one must think of things before accepting them.

References

  1. Brown, Harold Chapman (April 23, 1914). The Work of Henri Poincare, pp. 225-236. ISSN 0160-9335. 

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