Favorite Science Quotes

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Sir Humphrey Davy

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny....'
Isaac Asimov

The great tragedy of science -- the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Thomas Huxley

Comments

GPV said…
Boy !! all my favorite S.F.authors
spent all my youth reading their
books,They made me go to the other galaxies,I never quite came back.
Nukapai said…
I was reading Stanislav Lem (you must try his works if you haven't already), Clarke, Asimov, Heinlein and so on and so forth from the moment I could read the real books with no pictures ;)

I don't know whether my layman-interest in science is a result of my interest in science fiction, or the other way around.

I had top grades in chemistry, physics and biology at school... until the first two started to involve too much algebra. I suck at maths. It would be tempting to blame my math teacher - she was literally sadistic and used to hit me with a stick and call me an ugly fat cannonball (I went to a Soviet-style school). I didn't take chemistry and physics any further, but I graduated with biology as one of my subjects in the Finnish national matriculation exams.

I really enjoy reading popular science books and I often buy New Scientist. It looks comical next to my Marie Claire. ;)

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