Quotes On Science
I cannot say how strongly I object to people using other people's writing as research. Research is non-fiction, especially for horror, fantasy, science fiction. Do not take your research from other people's fiction. Just don't.
If Margaret Thatcher took climate change seriously and believed that we should take action to reduce global greenhouse emissions, then taking action and supporting and accepting the science can hardly be the mark of incipient Bolshevism.
Fantasy is totally wide open all you really have to do is follow the rules you've set. But if you're writing about science, you have to first learn what you're writing about.
No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.
So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction, I was very happy with it, because my first interest in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.
I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining.
I had people in my life who didn't give up on me: my mother, my aunt, my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me.
In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons.
The mysteriousness and mystique of space is such, that science fiction attempts to tantalize you by telling you a story that could possibly be out there and that's the appeal of science fiction.
That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.
In science, read, by preference, the newest works in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
Science fiction, to me, has not only things that wouldn't happen, but other planets.
Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.
Economics has never been a science - and it is even less now than a few years ago.
It cannot be said often enough that science fiction as a genre is incredibly educational - and I'm speaking the written science fiction, not 'Star Trek.' Science fiction writers tend to fill their books if they're clever with little bits of interesting stuff and real stuff.
I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.
The most watched programme on the BBC, after the news, is probably 'Doctor Who.' What has happened is that science fiction has been subsumed into modern literature. There are grandparents out there who speak Klingon, who are quite capable of holding down a job. No one would think twice now about a parallel universe.
Science is all metaphor.
Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it.
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.
Strictly speaking, the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science.
Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, by the size of the workforce, or by the output of major discoveries and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century.
Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it.
Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science.
Though many have tried, no one has ever yet explained away the decisive fact that science, which can do so much, cannot decide what it ought to do.
I did, although I didn't read from page 1 to page 187 but I read chunks of it. I did a little bit of science when I was in the university so I was able to understand the graphs and pie charts and stuff like that. It was extremely dry.
Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science.
There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.
Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.
Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
I warn you against believing that advertising is a science.
For whatever reason, I didn't succumb to the stereotype that science wasn't for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.
However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson nothing is impossible.
Mythology and science both extend the scope of human beings. Like science and technology, mythology, as we shall see, is not about opting out of this world, but about enabling us to live more intensely within it.
Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest guesses advanced in the name of science.
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
Science is built up of 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.
Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression.
Vast is the field of Science. The more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.
The humanities need to be defended today against the encroachments of physical science, as they once needed to be against the encroachment of theology.
If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident.
I started out writing much more science fictiony stuff and writing about science fiction.
I also think we need to maintain distinctions - the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology, and we should resist the temptation, which sometimes scientists give in to, to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science.
I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying he wanted me to make up dialogue.
I liked math - that was my favorite subject - and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.
So I decided on science when I was in college.
Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
It should be mandatory that you understand computer science.
It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things she is surest of.
Those theologians who are beginning to take the doctrine of creation very seriously should pay some attention to science's story.
Of all the failed technologies that litter the onward march of science - steam carriages, zeppelins, armoured trains - none has been so catastrophic to prosperity as the last century's attempt to generate electricity from nuclear fission.
Just after World War II, this country led the world in science by every way you could measure it, yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.
Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.
True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant.
We know from science that nothing in the universe exists as an isolated or independent entity.
I don't think makeup is rocket science or a cure for cancer.
All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.
Art is I science is we.
The No Child Left Behind Program was an incentive to the schools to get their kids up to snuff on math and science and reading.
Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
We've made science experiments of ourselves and our children.
A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.
Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy but after a war it seems more like astrology.
I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis.
Rocket science is tough, and rockets have a way of failing.
Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.
Science always uses metaphor.
If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics, plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years for mainstream science to come around. Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so.
Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.
The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.
The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does.
I have a better internal and intuitive understanding of folklore and myth than science and technology, so in that way fantasy is easier.
Fudging the data in any way whatsoever is quite literally a sin against the holy ghost of science. I'm not religious, but I put it that way because I feel so strongly. It's the one thing you do not ever do. You've got to have standards.
What I like about sceptics is that in good science you need critics that make you think: 'Crumbs, have I made a mistake here?' If you don't have that continuously, you really are up the creek. The good sceptics have done a good service, but some of the mad ones I think have not done anyone any favours.
This means that to entrust to science - or to deliberate control according to scientific principles - more than scientific method can achieve may have deplorable effects.
True science is never speculative it employs hypotheses as suggesting points for inquiry, but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were demonstrated propositions.
We have failed to protect science against speculative extensions of nature, continuing to assign physical and mathematical properties to hypothetical entities beyond what is observable in nature.
Millions of people were inspired by the Apollo Program. I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television, and without any doubt it was a big contributor to my passions for science, engineering, and exploration.
Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.
The science linking the increased frequency and severity of extreme weather to the climate crisis has matured tremendously in the last couple of years.
To pursue science is not to disparage the things of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise.
Science will explain how but not why. It talks about what is, not what ought to be. Science is descriptive, not prescriptive it can tell us about causes but it cannot tell us about purposes. Indeed, science disavows purposes.
In the post-enlightenment Europe of the 19th century the highest authority was no longer the Church. Instead it was science. Thus was born racial anti-Semitism, based on two disciplines regarded as science in their day - the 'scientific study of race' and the Social Darwinism of Herbert Spencer and Ernst Haeckel.
Science grows like a weed every year.
I wanted to have a political career. I thought studying political science would be the best way to achieve it.
Psychology is the science of the act of experiencing, and deals with the whole system of such acts as they make up mental life.
Since Hiroshima and the Holocaust, science no longer holds its pristine place as the highest moral authority. Instead, that role is taken by human rights. It follows that any assault on Jewish life - on Jews or Judaism or the Jewish state - must be cast in the language of human rights.
The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it.
I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
Much of today's public anxiety about science is the apprehension that we may forever be overlooking the whole by an endless, obsessive preoccupation with the parts.
I suggest that the introductory courses in science, at all levels from grade school through college, be radically revised. Leave the fundamentals, the so-called basics, aside for a while, and concentrate the attention of all students on the things that are not known.
The central task of science is to arrive, stage by stage, at a clearer comprehension of nature, but this does not at all mean, as it is sometimes claimed to mean, a search for mastery over nature.
Very few recognize science as the high adventure it really is, the wildest of all explorations ever taken by human beings, the chance to glimpse things never seen before, the shrewdest maneuver for discovering how the world works.
We're as clever as we think we are, but we'll be a lot cleverer when we learn to use not just one brain but to pool huge numbers of brains. We're at a level technologically where we can share information and think collectively about our problems. We do it in science all the time - there's no reason why we can't do it in other endeavors.
The violent reaction on the recent development of modern physics can only be understood when one realises that here the foundations of physics have started moving and that this motion has caused the feeling that the ground would be cut from science.
This much we know: Journalism is not a precise science. It's, on its best day, is a crude art. We make mistakes I make mistakes. With more than 50 years as a journalist, I have at least had the opportunity to blow more stories, make more mistakes than maybe anybody in television.
I didn't mind studying. Obviously math and the physical science subjects interested me more than some of the more artistic subjects, but I think I was a pretty good student.
More and more NFL players have been willing their bodies to science so that their brains can be studied even if they die of other causes.
While most of us know that we feel better after a good hearty laugh, science, in many cases, is yet to prove why.
The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.
Science is the systematic classification of experience.
Science has yet to isolate the Godiva Chocolate or Prada gene, but that doesn't mean your weakness for pricey swag isn't woven into your DNA. According to a new study of identical twins, it's less TV ads or Labor Day sales that make you buy the things you do than the tastes and temperaments that are already part of you at birth.
When I began in 1960, individuality wasn't an accepted thing to look for it was about species-specific behaviour. But animal behaviour is not hard science. There's room for intuition.
Women tend to be more intuitive, or to admit to being intuitive, and maybe the hard science approach isn't so attractive. The way that science is taught is very cold. I would never have become a scientist if I had been taught like that.
In Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology.
Honest pioneer work in the field of science has always been, and will continue to be, life's pilot. On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility. This puts us under an obligation.
Enough people have now mentioned Bill Nye the Science Guy to me that I now desperately avoid it all costs.
Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity, which so often have been in conflict.
Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself.
It may be that everything the life science companies are telling us will turn out to be right, and there's no problem here whatsoever. That defies logic.
I'm a huge fan of science fiction and fantasy - not so much horror because I get a bit scared.
My taste in watching things runs from dramas and low-budget films to high-end fantasy/science fiction.
I don't know anything about science.
The media thinks that you have to make science sexy and concentrate on themes such as rivalry and the human issues.
I hate science fiction.
I think people are realizing that engineering and science are extremely good degrees to get and you'll be very highly paid once you've got them.
If I can get some student interested in science, if I can show members of the general public what's going on up there in the space program, then my job's been done.
What I do is not rocket science, but I sure do love it.
That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
Nature engenders the science of painting.
When people think about computer science, they imagine people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who code all night.
Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved.
What we must understand is that the industries, processes, and inventions created by modern science can be used either to subjugate or liberate. The choice is up to us.
I'm an amateur science enthusiast. I'm not even a professional enthusiast. I don't know anything I never even passed biology in high school. But I read the science section of the newspaper.
I don't think there's a date minimum or maximum. I don't get the whole 'All right, you've got to wait three days to call after the date.' If I got a number from a girl, I'd call that night. There's no science to it for me. You just do what it is that you feel like doing.
Unfortunately things are different in climate science because the arguments have become heavily politicised. To say that the dogmas are wrong has become politically incorrect.
The world of science and the world of literature have much in common. Each is an international club, helping to tie mankind together across barriers of nationality, race and language. I have been doubly lucky, being accepted as a member of both.
What we see today is an American economy that has boomed because of policies and developments of the 1950s and '60s: the interstate-highway system, massive funding for science and technology, a public-education system that was the envy of the world and generous immigration policies.
Learn about the world, the way it works, any kind of science and anthropology, it's really an interesting place we live in. Evolution is a really fantastic idea, even more than the idea of God I think.
The world has changed - through technology, through wine-making techniques, the quality of wine is greater than it's ever been. Whereas ten, fifteen years ago it was very easy to find lots of bad wine, it's kind of hard now. The technology, the science - it's like, are you kidding? We're in the golden years of wine!
Well, logos is science or reason, something that helps us to function practically and effectively in the world, and it must therefore be closely in tune and reflect accurately the realities of the world around us.
Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.
That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.
I'd love to do a movie where the monster is human, where the issue is not otherworldly, or horror or science fiction.
Science was something that really caught my attention. It was something I really could sink my teeth into.
Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science.
I do enjoy reading some science fiction.
Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
I very much enjoyed my career in science. I didn't leave science because I was disillusioned, but felt I'd done my bit for it after about twenty-five years.
People, and especially theologians, should try to familiarize themselves with scientific ideas. Of course, science is technical in many respects, but there are some very good books that try to set out some of the conceptual structure of science.
Thence results, for science as well as for industry, the necessity of the division and association of labor. I receive and I give - such is human life. Each directs and is directed in his turn.
It is critical to develop a biofuel industry powered by feedstocks produced in every corner of the country, in addition to the Midwest. That is why USDA has established five regional research centers working on science necessary to ensure profitable biofuels can be produced from a diverse range of feedstocks.
Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over - except when they are different.
There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it.
And by the way, I wanted to point out that Kindred is not science fiction. You'll note there's no science in it. It's a kind of grim fantasy.
What I'm working on now - I'm back to fantasy, although considering that it's me, I'm turning it into a kind of science fantasy. It's a vampire story - but my vampires are biological vampires. They didn't become vampires because someone bit them they were born that way.
I've always seen the world through the eyes of a scientist. I love the predictable outcomes that science gives us, the control over the world that that can render.
It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it's energy. It's the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see.
Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena.
Experimental science is fascinating, but I don't want to do it. I want other people to do it, and I'll read about it.
I've loved science fiction ever since I was a little kid, mainly from looking at the covers of science-fiction magazines and books, and I've read quite extensively as an adult.
Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs.
According to materialistic science, any memory requires a material substrate, such as the neuronal network in the brain or the DNA molecules of the genes.
'Rocket Science' is really where I fell in love with filmmaking, I think 'Camp' was incredible, but it was so bizarre, and I was trying to find my footing in this world where you don't have an audience for immediate validation.
Growing up in the '70s and '80s, science fiction and especially fantasy had such a stigma attached to them. I felt so punished and exiled for being devoted to these things.
Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed about the world and the global economy during the 2010 elections would have earned their adherents a well-deserved F in any freshman economics (or earth science) class.
I have a Ph.D. in cell biology. And that's really manual labor. I mean, experimental science, you do it with your hands. So it's very different. You're out there in a lab, cleaning test tubes, and it just wasn't that fascinating.
The ever quickening advances of science made possible by the success of the Human Genome Project will also soon let us see the essences of mental disease. Only after we understand them at the genetic level can we rationally seek out appropriate therapies for such illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disease.
With acknowledgement of residues, we can be more easily prepared to grant the unit of science, the overlapping of disciplines, and the total coherence of all facts.
I've got a full plate, yes I do. That iPod, that's nice. A phone recorder? Nicely done. All right I'm a bit of a tech geek. I have a subscription to Popular Science and I keep up on all this stuff.
Drill everything, mine everything, roll back regulations, tweak the science, expedite permits. Sound familiar? The Republicans offer up more 19th-Century solutions to our 21st-Century energy problems.
Many of the mainstream agricultural scientists, especially at the agricultural schools, but at all of our major universities, are tied into all sorts of contractual relationships and consulting relationships with the life science companies.
Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion.
There were certain questions about the foundations of morals that advances in science all threaten to make more complicated.
Cultural anthropology is more and more rapidly getting to realize itself as a strictly historical science.
Science consistently produces a new crop of miraculous truths and dazzling devices every year.
What's different here is that we have now technologies that allow these life science companies to bypass classical breeding. That's what makes it both powerful and exciting.
We're losing track of the vastness of the potential for computer science. We really have to revive the beautiful intellectual joy of it, as opposed to the business potential.
I've always felt that the human-centered approach to computer science leads to more interesting, more exotic, more wild, and more heroic adventures than the machine-supremacy approach, where information is the highest goal.
Modern science cannot explain why the laws of physics are exactly balanced for animal life to exist.
The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism.
Just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts.
Science is facts.
One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics.
If we reject science, we reject the common man.
Biology is the science. Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique.
If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
I think computer science, by and large, is still stuck in the Modern age.
Before I was reading science fiction, I read Hemingway. Farewell to Arms was my first adult novel that said not everything ends well. It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me, in terms of my development - an insight came from that book.
I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism.
I was always good at math and science, and I never realized that that was unusual or somehow undesirable.
I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible.
We have found that where science has progressed the farthest, the mind has but regained from nature that which the mind put into nature.
One of the nice things about science fiction is that it lets us carry out thought experiments.
Science fiction was never my thing. I have no interest in it.
I don't really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
I was raised on comic books, and I love science fiction.
My parents divorced when I was born, and my mother is a political science professor, like a feminist Mormon, which is sort of an oxymoron.
I did one sci-fi movie. I did 'Gattaca.' I liked 'Gattaca' because that was always the kind of science fiction I really dug, the non-action oriented sci-fi.
We've heard from many teachers that they used episodes of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science classrooms in order to engage the students.
My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother. She took me to a different church every Sunday, and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward.
I like science fiction and physics, things like that. Planets being sucked into black holes, and the various vortexes that create possibility, and what happens on the other side of the black hole. To me it's the microcosmic study of the macrocosmic universe in man, and that's why I'm attracted to it.
Pure phenomenology claims to be the science of pure phenomena. This concept of the phenomenon, which was developed under various names as early as the eighteenth century without being clarified, is what we shall have to deal with first of all.
We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don't talk about football or anything like that.
I would like to do a science fiction film some day. Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre, which at one time offered great musical opportunities.
I was a daydreamer, and there is a lot of history and geography and science I missed out on because I was in my head. And I regret that.
I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap.
Science has produced such powerful weapons that in a war between great powers there would be neither victor nor vanquished. Both would be overwhelmed in destruction.
I've started a company, called Tall Girl Productions, and we've got our first project that is purely producing, not writing, with a writer named Evan Daugherty. It's for NBC, it's called 'Afterthought,' and it's science fiction-ish. That's fun.
The rise of Google, the rise of Facebook, the rise of Apple, I think are proof that there is a place for computer science as something that solves problems that people face every day.
Science fiction let me do both. It let me look into science and stick my nose in everywhere.
The thing about science fiction is that it's totally wide open. But it's wide open in a conditional way.
I told my father I had to try political science for a year. He thought I was throwing my life away.
One of the things that ultimately led me to leave mathematics and go into political science was thinking I could prevent nuclear war.
For a member to say, 'I'm a lame duck' violates political science 101.
With science fiction there's endless possibilities.
Science fiction is becoming more of a diverse kind of genre.
The science of life is changing hearts and minds.
In science there is only physics all the rest is stamp collecting.
Ah, the creative process is the same secret in science as it is in art. They are all the same absolutely.
We're looking at Earth science, observing our planet. Also space science, looking at the ozone in the atmosphere around our Earth. Also looking at life science. And on a human level, using ourselves as test subjects.
I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science.
People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on eachother, like a wall of mini stones.
I think if I'm going to do a science fiction, I'm going to go down a new path that I want to do.
Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth.
Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.
I don't think academic writing ever was wonderful. However, science used to be much less specialized.
Goethe died in 1832. As you know, Goethe was very active in science. In fact, he did some very good scientific work in plant morphology and mineralogy. But he was quite bitter at the way in which many scientists refused to grant him a hearing because he was a poet and therefore, they felt, he couldn't be serious.
Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information. It is a creative human activity, its geniuses acting more as artists than as information processors.
Psychology is the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man.
I didn't invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is.
Science is always inquiring.
I think it was this curiosity about the natural world which awoke my early interest in science.
In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a 'failed experiment.' Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.
I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science was so difficult it was essential that the problem being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded.
Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments and the slowness of progress a complete shock, and at my low points I contemplated other alternative careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science.
That's the show. it's like 5 minutes of science and then 10 minutes of me hurting myself.
We didn't set out to be educators or even scientists, and we don't purport that what we do is real science but we're demonstrating a methodology by which one can engage and satisfy your curiosity.
Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods, but a new metaphysics can rescue us.
Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse there are some true statements.
In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic.
In teaching man, experimental science results in lessening his pride more and more by proving to him every day that primary causes, like the objective reality of things, will be hidden from him forever and that he can only know relations.
Experimentation is an active science.
Science does not permit exceptions.
The most exciting thing in the twentieth century is science.
Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren't thinking about the passport that they will hold, but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement.
Science never gives up searching for truth, since it never claims to have achieved it.
It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit it acknowledges the commonality of people's experience.
Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science, scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society.
Science gives us a powerful vocabulary, and it is impossible to produce a vocabulary with which one can only say nice things.
It seems true that the growth of science and secularism made organized Christianity feel under threat.
The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent of Congressional leaders in science journalism.
And if we must educate our poets and artists in science, we must educate our masters, labour and capital, in art.
Science fiction is trying to find alternative ways of looking at realities.
Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
Today, Academies of Science use their influence around the world in support of human rights.
Science exists, moreover, only as a journey toward troth. Stifle dissent and you end that journey.
While that amendment failed, human cloning continues to advance and the breakthrough in this unethical and morally questionable science is around the corner.
As a theoretical physicist, I feel at once proud and humble at the thought of the illustrious figures that have preceded me here to receive the greatest of all honors in science, the Nobel prize.
You know, there was a time, just before I started to study physical science, when astronomers thought that systems such as we have here in the solar system required a rare triple collision of stars.
Except in very narrow cases, where there's breakthrough science that needs patent production, worrying about competitors is a waste of time. If you can't out iterate someone who is trying to copy you, you're toast anyway.
Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise.
Today's preoccupation with physical theories of everything takes a wrong turn from the purpose of science - to question all things relentlessly. Modern physics has become like Swift's kingdom of Laputa, flying absurdly on an island above the earth and indifferent to what is beneath.
I think it's science and physics are just starting to learn from all these experiments. These experiments have been carried out hundreds and hundreds of times in all sorts of ways that no physicist really questions the end point. I think that these experiments are very clearly telling us that consciousness is limitless and the ultimate reality.
Fashion is more about feel than science.
In some parts of life, like mathematics and science, yeah, I was a genius. I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by.
Research is of considerable importance in certain fields, such as science and history.
The East Germans first used biomechanics. This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form, they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.
Science fiction encourages us to explore... all the futures, good and bad, that the human mind can envision.
I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America. I wanted to photograph.
You see, I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America.
I shopped at J. Crew in high school, I studied computer science. I was a nerd-nerd, now I'm a music-nerd.
To recover a spiritual tradition in which creation, and the study of creation, matters would be to inaugurate new possibilities between spirituality and science that would shape the paradigms for culture, its institution, and its people.
Invented languages have often been created in tandem with entire invented universes, and most conlangers come to their craft by way of fantasy and science fiction.
Thousands of years ago, humans domesticated every possible large wild mammal species fulfilling all those criteria and worth domesticating, with the result that there have been no valuable additions of domestic animals in recent times, despite the efforts of modern science.
Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented except in science fiction - namely, complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years.
We're uncomfortable about considering history as a science. It's classified as a social science, which is considered not quite scientific.
He that desireth to acquire any art or science seeketh first those means by which that art or science is obtained. If we ought to do so in things natural and earthly, how much more then in spiritual?
Evolutionary naturalism takes the inherent limitations of science and turns them into a devastating philosophical weapon: because science is our only real way of knowing anything, what science cannot know cannot be real.
There's a new science out called orthomolecular medicine. You correct the chemical imbalance with amino acids and vitamins and minerals that are naturally in the body.
In general, science journalism concerns itself with what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals - Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine - which set the agenda.
My point has always been that, ever since the Industrial Revolution, science fiction has been the most important genre there is.
A lot of what the 'Culture' is about is a reaction to all the science fiction I was reading in my very early teens.
I think a lot of people are frightened of technology and frightened of change, and the way to deal with something you're frightened of is to make fun of it. That's why science fiction fans are dismissed as geeks and nerds.
Science fiction has its own history, its own legacy of what's been done, what's been superseded, what's so much part of the furniture it's practically part of the fabric now, what's become no more than a joke... and so on. It's just plain foolish, as well as comically arrogant, to ignore all this, to fail to do the most basic research.
But because we live in an age of science, we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths.
Sound science must be our guide in choosing which problems to tackle and how to approach them.
People who love science fiction really do love sex.
When I got my PhD, it was a time when there were just no jobs for PhDs. Period. PhDs were getting the lowest paid technician jobs, if they were lucky, in any kind of science.
The 'science' for which the United States is respected has nothing to do with the unscientific and baseless theory of evolution.
Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science - in all of biology.
Science is a wonderful discipline, to which we are deeply indebted.
Science fiction has a way of letting you talk about where we are in the world and letting you be a bit of a pop philosopher without being didactic.
I didn't understand how you could be an actor if you didn't also study philosophy and study political science, astronomy. And also just go out and live life and have experiences.
Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
I hope every woman out there who wants to be a mother and is suffering with infertility, will explore all the options and know that if you choose the science route, it is okay.
Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot, play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.
I would love to photograph Stephen Hawking. I am just fascinated by science, I really am.
Science goes from question to question big questions, and little, tentative answers. The questions as they age grow ever broader, the answers are seen to be more limited.
Paleoanthropology is not a science that ends with the discovery of a bone. One has to have the original to work with. It is a life-long task.
I developed that for a long time. I also developed 'Sugar Sweet Science' at New Line and that didn't happen. That was a boxing movie. And between all that there were a couple of other things.
There's a lot of interesting words, nomenclatures, in science.
Science and literature give me answers. And they ask me questions I will never be able to answer.
Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game.
Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature, both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency.
Great moments in science: Einstein discovers that time is actually money.
Comedy is very hard, but you have to learn the art and science of it.
The science of booby-trapping has taken a good deal of the fun out of following hot on the enemy's heels.
I think what a life in science really teaches you is the vastness of our ignorance.
If I wasn't doing this, I'd be in school studying political science or socioeconomic something. I love visiting different cultures and finding out how they make up a society.
Without renouncing the support of physics, it is possible for the physiology of the senses, not only to pursue its own course of development, but also to afford to physical science itself powerful assistance.
I've always loved 3D. In fact, as a kid, I was exposed to 3D at an early age because my grandfather was a specialist of 3D in cinematheques. And then my cousin put it in 'Science of Sleep' with toilet paper tube cities. But he was a specialist and I always wanted to do something in 3D.
Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance.
I think the perception of there being a deep gulf between science and the humanities is false.
I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science, and it's about social constructionism. So I would say I'm a social constructionist, whatever that means.
Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment, and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science fiction author who wants to create life there. However, as I began to research it more thoroughly, I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers.
When we see the shadow on our images, are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It's like time travel problems in science fiction. When is now when was then?
HGH testing is happening in Olympics. The science is there. It is a valid test.
One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn't really looking for another science fiction film, was that my daughter can see it. She's 9 and it's really a good film for all ages.
By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu.
Don't confuse hypothesis and theory. The former is a possible explanation the latter, the correct one. The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science.
Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.
In science fiction, you can also test out your own realities.
I wrote the very first stories in science fiction which dealt with homosexuality, The World Well Lost and Affair With a Green Monkey.
I'd like to put in a vote for the intrinsic fascination of science.
The general public has long been divided into two parts those who think science can do anything, and those who are afraid it will.
Music is not math. It's science. You keep mixing the stuff up until it blows up on you, or it becomes this incredible potion.
In the forensic science course I took at university they used photographs of dead bodies. For ballistics they showed us a guy lying on the floor, and his head had burst.
My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth, not with ethics.
I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction.
But the imposition of morality onto science, - where it does not belong - has become rampant in recent years.
Winning is the science of being totally prepared.
I've always been a big fan of science fiction and of the worlds of the spiritual and the mystic.
I'm really convinced that our descendants a century or two from now will look back at us with the same pity that we have toward the people in the field of science two centuries ago.
The origin of life is one of the great outstanding mysteries of science.
A permanent base on Mars would have a number of advantages beyond being a bonanza for planetary science and geology. If, as some evidence suggests, exotic micro-organisms have arisen independently of terrestrial life, studying them could revolutionise biology, medicine and biotechnology.
For me, science is already fantastical enough. Unlocking the secrets of nature with fundamental physics or cosmology or astrobiology leads you into a wonderland compared with which beliefs in things like alien abductions pale into insignificance.
Though we do need more women to graduate with technical degrees, I always like to remind women that you don't need to have science or technology degrees to build a career in tech.
Cosmologists have attempted to account for the day-to-day laws you find in textbooks in terms of fundamental 'superlaws,' but the superlaws themselves must still be accepted as brute facts. So maybe the ultimate laws of nature will always be off-limits to science.
Traditionally, scientists have treated the laws of physics as simply 'given,' elegant mathematical relationships that were somehow imprinted on the universe at its birth, and fixed thereafter. Inquiry into the origin and nature of the laws was not regarded as a proper part of science.
The birth of science as we know it arguably began with Isaac Newton's formulation of the laws of gravitation and motion. It is no exaggeration to say that physics was reborn in the early 20th-century with the twin revolutions of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity.
We need to be pro-science we have to go back to science.
Science already contained all that was necessary, if you just brought it out.
I certainly saw science as a kind of calling, and one with as much legitimacy as a religious calling.
I hope I've lived a life of science whose style will encourage younger people.
A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science and becomes a master in that science when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life.
I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
Dune is the bestselling science fiction book of all time. It's something you really need to read in your lifetime. If you're going to read The Lord of the Rings, which everyone should, then you have to read Dune, too.
One of the problems we've had is that the ICT curriculum in the past has been written for a subject that is changing all the time. I think that what we should have is computer science in the future - and how it fits in to the curriculum is something we need to be talking to scientists, to experts in coding and to young people about.
The thing that interests me least about the radio business is the radio business. But I've had to learn a little bit about it. It's not rocket science: You get ratings, that's good.
It turns out that understanding the British public is not rocket science. The British appreciate honesty and they also have a bonkers, off-the-wall sense of humour like me.
If you just have a single problem to solve, then fine, go ahead and use a neural network. But if you want to do science and understand how to choose architectures, or how to go to a new problem, you have to understand what different architectures can and cannot do.
From my earliest acquaintance with the science of political economy, it has been evident to my mind that capital was the product of labor, and that therefore, in its best analysis there could be no natural conflict between capital and labor.
Many writers upon the science of political economy have declared that it is the duty of a nation first to encourage the creation of wealth and second, to direct and control its distribution. All such theories are delusive.
And I thought I would just share with you what science says today about silicone breast implants. If you have them, you're healthier than if you don't. In fact, there's no science that shows that silicone breast implants are detrimental and, in fact, they make you healthier.
I'm chairing a UNESCO committee on how to improve global Internet communications for science help third-world people get onto the Net so they can be part of the process.
English, once accepted as an international language, is no more secure than French has proved to be as the one and only accepted language of diplomacy or as Latin has proved to be as the international language of science.
The modern mind tends to be more and more critical and analytical in spirit, hence it must devise for itself an engine of expression which is logically defensible at every point and which tends to correspond to the rigorous spirit of modern science.
Usually, girls weren't encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college.
As a kid I wanted to write science fiction, and I was never without a book. Later I really got into being a scientist and never thought I'd be writing novels.
Science has not been successful by making up explanations of things that fit with the current social fabric.
Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness but a belief is always sensitive.
The man of science is nothing if not a poet gone wrong.
A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology.
As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography.
I don't dare postulate about science, but I know that it takes both emotion and intellect in order for art to happen.
Today's recording techniques would have been regarded as science fiction forty years ago.
A person that much interested in science is going to neglect his social life somewhat, but not completely, because that isn't healthy either. So one has to work it out according to one's own inclinations, how one wants to proportion these things.
Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
The conscious purpose of science is control of Nature its unconscious effect is disruption and chaos.
In order for America to remain a global leader in innovation and opportunity, we must give our children a solid foundation in math and science.
In the last fifty years science has advanced more than in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods.
I was born in 1950 and watched science fiction and horror movies on TV and was always really fascinated by them.
Science has everything to say about what is possible. Science has nothing to say about what is permissible.
First, I think the science of monetary economics has clearly gotten better.
As I have tried to show, science, in producing the airplane and the wireless, has created a new international political environment to which governments must adjust their foreign policies.
I do not think we are ever going to be able to, for a long time, get the kind of quality of school personnel that we need in our schools, especially in the areas of science and math. One of the answers to that problem is to use more educational technology.
And finally, no matter how good the science gets, there are problems that inevitably depend on judgement, on art, on a feel for financial markets.
I love science fiction.
I've tried to be a straight scientist doing the science and reporting it as best I can.
You have no time to do the science if you're talking to the media.
What has become clear from the science is that we cannot burn all of the fossil fuels without creating a very different planet.
As a microbiologist, I am particularly concerned with Mr. Bush's blatant disregard for science.
At a time when science plays such a powerful role in the life of society, when the destiny of the whole of mankind may hinge on the results of scientific research, it is incumbent on all scientists to be fully conscious of that role, and conduct themselves accordingly.
But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.
From my earliest days I had a passion for science.
I did not imagine that the second half of my life would be spent on efforts to avert a mortal danger to humanity created by science.
I saw science as being in harmony with humanity.
Indeed, the whole human species is endangered, by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction which further advances in science are likely to produce.
Science is defined in various ways, but today it is generally restricted to something which is experimental, which is repeatable, which can be predicted, and which is falsifiable.
The science is clear that there is an increase in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. What is not clear from the science is how much of that increase is caused by human activity and what also is not clear is what impact those increases have on the climatic cycle.
In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern.
Art is made to disturb, science reassures.
Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.
Oh, I'm nerdy about science fiction and fantasy and graphic novels and reading, and I'm nerdy about board games. My favorite board game is a board game I'm working on right now. It's a game of Napoleonic era naval warfare, and it's going to be fun.
This is a global fight to get the right people in the right place and we're talking about people with PhDs in engineering, computer science, mathematics.
Certainly going back to Sherlock Holmes we have a tradition of forensic science featured in detective stories.
Weapons of mass destruction aren't pulled out of a black hat like a white rabbit at a magic show. They're produced in factories. There's science and technology involved. They're not produced in a hole in the ground or in a basement.
Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than our latest theory about it. It is about reverence, not mastery.
I think that if the novel's task is to describe where we find ourselves and how we live now, the novelist must take a good, hard look at the most central facts of contemporary life - technology and science.
I really like science because it seems to be that place where you get the big picture, everything connects.
I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.
Unfortunately, Climate Science has become Political Science. It is tragic that some perhaps well-meaning but politically motivated scientists who should know better have whipped up a global frenzy about a phenomena which is statistically questionable at best.
When I started in the business, there was a thing called adult fantasy, but nobody quite knew what it was, and most publishers didn't have an adult fantasy list. They had science fiction lists, which they stuck a little bit of fantasy into.
I grew up a Red Sox fan. I grew up going to Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts and the Science Museum and Symphony Hall and going to the Common, walking around. My whole family at different times lived and worked in Boston.
Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty, and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as a writer enjoys providing one.
We asked ourselves and the world to base decisions on good science, and I really believe the United States can be the leader in delivering that message to our international trading partners.
The goal is to normalize trade relations based on sound science and consumer protection.
In beef trade issues, we base our decisions upon science.
I would argue that the issue of God and the issue of science have the same roots.
Science, for hundreds of years, has spanned the differences between cultures and between countries.
Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.
Beyond that, I seem to be compelled to write science fiction, rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature, both fiction and nonfiction.
However, I wasn't very good at the sciences, or didn't have a lot of help in the sciences or something but certainly didn't set science for my A level. And when I came to take my A levels I didn't get a good enough result to go to University.
The time was not yet ripe for the growth of mathematical science among us, and any development that might have taken place in that direction was rudely stopped by the civil war.
One hardly knows where, in the history of science, to look for an important movement that had its effective start in so pure and simple an accident as that which led to the building of the great Washington telescope, and went on to the discovery of the satellites of Mars.
It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed.
It's such a long mission and we get to spend so much time in space... we're doing such exciting research. And I don't want to overemphasize the life science research, but as a physician the life science research that we're doing is extremely exciting.
Life science research can be done on multiple platforms. Since we have a very small number of people flying into space, the more people you have, the better.
American high school students trail teenagers from 14 European and Asian countries in reading, math and science. We're even trailing France.
Don't you see what's at stake here? The ultimate aim of all science to penetrate the unknown. Do you realize we know less about the earth we live on than about the stars and the galaxies of outer space? The greatest mystery is right here, right under our feet.
I was on the football team because I wanted to experience the different iconic social classes of high school. So football for me was an attempt to socially integrate in an interesting way. And then I didn't like it anymore and stopped doing it and focused more on drama and science and other forms of art and music.
Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
People challenge my nerd cred all the time. I just show them the photo of me winning my middle-school science fair, wearing my Casio calculator watch and eyeglasses so big they look like they can see the future.
I was sent to a finishing school, which didn't last long when mother found out how badly chaperoned we were. Then I 'came out' before going to a domestic science school.
I think there is a tendency in science to measure what is measurable and to decide that what you cannot measure must be uninteresting.
It's very strange writing science fiction in a world that moves as fast as ours does.
I really like being pregnant. Not that there aren't things I don't love, but when I think about what my body is doing - creating a child - it just blows my mind. I'm in awe of the process and science.
Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts.
Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists though their field-work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science.
I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process.
There's a science to ordering potatoes. Are they skinny shoestring or big, fat steak fries? You just have to let your taste buds guide you when deciding what to eat.
I sort of feel that climate change will be solved by science. I just feel instinctively that we will find a way of saving ourselves. But I am less confident that we won't destroy ourselves in other ways.
I think the reason people are dealing with science less well now than 50 years ago is that it has become so complicated.
Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth, once found, would be simple as well as pretty.
Science has always been my preoccupation and when you think a breakthrough is possible, it is terribly exciting.
We're not all equal, it's simply not true. That isn't science.
Sure, science involves trial and error. Scientists refine theories each day. But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the wonders of the world and the universe.
That said, ID does not qualify as science because it gives us nothing to test or measure. Science requires replicable tests involving measurable variables.
I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written short stories in Fantasy, Science Fiction and horror.
It is often said that science must avoid any conclusions which smack of the supernatural.
Global Warming: It is a hoax. It is bad science. It is high-jacking public policy. It is the greatest scam in history.
Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted.
Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science, but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with the Greek language because it is necessary to use many Greek words to which there are none corresponding in Latin.
I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction. This is not however to say that writing good fantasy does not involve doing good research.
It is a shock to us in the twentieth century to discover, from observations science has made, that the fundamental mechanisms of life cannot be ascribed to natural selection, and therefore were designed. But we must deal with our shock as best we can and go on.
It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection.
I'm not a great science fiction fan myself. I probably feel that way about Westerns. Like I used to play Cowboys and Indians, they can act out Will and the Robot.
The theory of undirected evolution is already dead, but the work of science continues.
Science is a self-sufficient activity.
The thing about science is that it's an accurate picture of the world.
In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.
There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives.
Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases.
Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.
But honestly, if you do a rigorous survey of my work, I'll bet you'll find that biology is a theme far more often than physical science.
One of the first rules of science is if somebody delivers a secret weapon to you, you better use it.
Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science.
Questions have arisen about the policing of science. Who is responsible for the policing? My answer is: all of us.
I like to browse in occult bookshops if for no other reason than to refresh my commitment to science.
Anecdotal thinking comes naturally science requires training.
Modern science, then, so far from being an enemy of romance, is seen on every hand to be its sympathetic and resourceful friend, its swift and irresistible helper in its serious need, and an indulgent minister to its lighter fancies.
We need to tap the resource of current and retiring science and math professionals that have both content mastery and the practical experience to serve as effective teachers.
Today, over half of China's undergraduate degrees are in math, science technology and engineering, yet only 16 percent of America's undergraduates pursue these schools.
Math and science fields are not the only areas where we see the United States lagging behind. Less than 1 percent of American high school students study the critical foreign languages of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian, combined.
I don't read other science fiction. I don't read any at all.
But Roy Rockwood, it was science fiction for the sake of science fiction.
We must be willing to pay inspiring math and science teachers, who have high paying alternatives in industry, more to teach and reward students who take more challenging courses in high school.
With science fiction I think we are preparing ourselves for contact with them, whoever they may be.
The Old Testament is my favourite science fantasy reading.
Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
I dig science fiction, though it was never really my thing.
I had never seen much of Star Trek, or any other science fiction, before I was cast. But Seven's wonderful.
But man has still another powerful resource: natural science with its strictly objective methods.
Sound science must be a basis to governing our trade relations around the globe.
I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books.
We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail.
Of the two, I would think of my work as closer to Science Fiction than Fantasy.
Brian and I were both science students. You know science sort of math and physics side, you know.
Every science is a profane restatement of the preceding dogmas of the religious period.
I quite enjoy science fiction.
There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons.
The Geezer album, Black Science, had a lot of keyboards and it did not work.
Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics.
I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part.
My fiction is reviewed by the mainstream press, by science fiction periodicals, romance magazines, small press publications and various other journals, including some usually devoted to archaeological and other science material.
I could write historical fiction, or science fiction, or a mystery but since I find it fascinating to research the clues of some little know period and develop a story based on that, I will probably continue to do it.
I finally decided one day, reading science fiction magazines of the time, I could do at least as well as some of these people are doing. So I finally made a serious effort.
I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I'm trying to pull out of the ground that doesn't want to come out? I know I'll win.
Even in our day, science suspects beyond the Polar seas, at the very circle of the Arctic Pole, the existence of a sea which never freezes and a continent which is ever green.
When I did 'Battlestar Galactica' it was the first time I really understood science fiction. That was a very political drama, but set in spaceships so people didn't really take it seriously. But some really fascinating things were explored in that.
Of course, not everybody's willing to go out and do the experiments, but for the people who are willing to go out and do that, - if the experiments don't work, then it means it's not science.
Instead of having to be a member of the Royal Society to do science, the way you had to be in England in the 17th, 18th, centuries today pretty much anybody who wants to do it can, and the information that they need to do it is there.
In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that basic science is a building block for scientific innovation and economic growth in the information age.
Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science, a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific instances of a phenomenon.
When I was a kid, I loved 'The Curse of Frankenstein,' 'The Creeping Unknown,' 'X: The Unknown.' I love 'Forbidden Planet,' 'The Thing from Another World.' They were science fiction/horror movies, generally.
That the way to achieve higher standards of living for all is through science and technology, taking advantage of better tools, methods and organization.
1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.
I think Junior is certainly a science fiction premise as is Twins, as is Dave, beyond Ghostbusters.
I'd always been a science fiction enthusiast.
I've always been a fan of science fiction films, and I've never been able to put my particular spin on it.
How thoroughly it is ingrained in mathematical science that every real advance goes hand in hand with the invention of sharper tools and simpler methods which, at the same time, assist in understanding earlier theories and in casting aside some more complicated developments.
The further a mathematical theory is developed, the more harmoniously and uniformly does its construction proceed, and unsuspected relations are disclosed between hitherto separated branches of the science.
Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole, an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts.
I read Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Reader's Digest... I read some responsible journalism, and from that, I form my own opinions. I also happen to be intelligent, and I question everything.
I'd always wanted the show to be more reality based science fiction, something along the lines of The Day the Earth Stood Still, which I consider to be the classic science fiction film.
Math is sometimes called the science of patterns.
I felt that chess... is a science in the form of a game... I consider myself a scientist. I wanted to be treated like a scientist.
I believe that science fiction is as profound as you want it to be or it can be very simple entertainment, and I'm all for very simple entertainment. Every now and then we all need to come home, veg-out, watch something and not think too deeply about it. It's what you want it to be. We tend to steer clear of being pedantic it's entertainment first, otherwise we'd be on a lecture circuit.
It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
As it turns out, what looks like science sometimes is not.
Science by itself has no moral dimension. But it does seek to establish truth. And upon this truth morality can be built.
I meant exactly what I said: that we are saddled with a culture that hasn't advanced as far as science.
But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition, and that is science.
There are so many stories to tell in the worlds of science fiction, the worlds of fantasy and horror that to confine yourself to even doing historical revisionist fiction, whatever you want to call it - mash-ups, gimmick lit, absurdist fiction - I don't know if I want to do that anymore.
We in science are spoiled by the success of mathematics. Mathematics is the study of problems so simple that they have good solutions.
If you publish a scientific paper it is very hard to start a nationwide debate about something. If you do this in a movie, you can start a debate. We like to create a bridge between those two worlds - film and science.
So one reason the science educators panic at the first sign of public rebellion is that they fear exposure of the implicit religious content in what they are teaching.
Science is based on the possibility of objectivity, on the possibility of different people checking out for themselves the observations made by others. Without that possibility, there is no empirical principle capable of deciding between different arguments and theories.
In short, it is not that evolutionary naturalists have been less brazen than the scientific creationists in holding science hostage, but rather that they have been infinitely more effective in getting away with it.
No doubt it is true that science cannot study God, but it hardly follows that God had to keep a safe distance from everything that scientists want to study.
The assumption that nature is all there is, and that nature has been governed by the same rules at all times and places, makes it possible for natural science to be confident that it can explain such things as how life began.
If modernist naturalism were true, there would be no objective truth outside of science. In that case right and wrong would be a matter of cultural preference, or political power, and the power already available to modernists ideologies would be overwhelming.
The problem with allowing God a role in the history of life is not that science would cease, but rather that scientists would have to acknowledge the existence of something important which is outside the boundaries of natural science.
Since coming to Congress, I have been advocating for increased resources for research in the physical sciences and for the Department of Energy Office of Science in particular.
As the Nation's primary supporter of research in the physical sciences, the DOE Office of Science led the way in creating a unique system of large-scale, specialized, often one-of-a-kind facilities for scientific discovery.
We know evolution happened because innumerable bits of data from myriad fields of science conjoin to paint a rich portrait of life's pilgrimage.
But the power of science lies in open publication, which, with the rise of the Internet, is no longer constrained by the price of paper.
Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.
There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person.
I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
One of my degrees was a science degree in biology.
My personal feeling about science fiction is that it's always in some way connected to the real world, to our everyday world.
We do a hard fantasy as well as hard science fiction, and I think I probably single-handedly recreated military science fiction. It was dead before I started working in it.
It may be far in the future, but there's some kind of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is.
I started in this racket in the early '70s, and when I was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, of which I was like the sixth president, I was the first one nobody ever heard of.
All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers.
In my family, as in most middle-class Indian families I knew when I was growing up, science and mathematics were held in awe.
We've established a Washington State Academy of Sciences that will enable us to make decisions based on science about what is right for our state, meaning the quality of our lives will get better.
I'm crazy about Grant: his character, his nature, his science in fighting and everything else. But I don't like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything, always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made, including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh.
If co-operation, is thus the lifeblood of science and technology, it is similarly vital to society as a whole.
Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.
They've also asked me now to start on another series that we're gonna do after this Frontier Earth. But it's not science fiction, it's more in the Mystery and Crime division and that's another area I'm very interested in.
Science, almost from its beginnings, has been truly international in character. National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth.
If you look at the purported dangers of salt or fat, there is no consensus of support in scientific literature. So I would ask first: 'Is it possible to have an informed government that actually follows the science?' From what I've seen, it's not likely.
I do love science fiction, but it's not really a genre unto itself it always seems to merge with another genre. With the few movies I've done, I've ended up playing with genre in some way or another, so any genre that's made to mix with others is like candy to me. It allows you to use big, mythic situations to talk about ordinary things.
A third ideal that has made its way in the modern world is reliance on reason, especially reason disciplined and enriched by modern science. An eternal basis of human intercommunication is reason.
It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof.
The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun.
The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part, but a critically important part, of economy and social development.
We must always emphasize research and development of science and mathematics, and I can think of no better way to achieve this than through our future in space.
I sort of was good at writing essays. I was never very good at mathematics, and I was never very good at algebra. I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it.
Whenever you deal with science fiction you are setting up a world of rules. I think you work hard to establish the rules. And you also have to work even harder to maintain those rules, and within that find excitement and unpredictability and all that stuff.
A second reason why science cannot replace judgement is the behavior of financial markets.
I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and started writing science fiction around the same time.
Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.
Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.
I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
For NASA, space is still a high priority.
I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.
The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
Science is nothing but perception.
Science is not addressed to poets.
Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.
Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.
If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.
You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
There are no shortcuts in evolution.
Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question 'How?' but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question 'Why?'
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle we just decided to go.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.
Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
A satellite has no conscience.
In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.
If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover things that can be used for good.
Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world.
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Leave the atom alone.
Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,' they really mean, 'not really.'
There was no 'before' the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time.
Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
Science may have found a cure for most evils but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.
If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?
When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction.
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.
It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
Science has explained nothing the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.
I have seen firsthand that agricultural science has enormous potential to increase the yields of small farmers and lift them out of hunger and poverty.
Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles he can only discover them.
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science.
Man lives for science as well as bread.
Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely for science is but one.
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.
Science in the modern world has many uses its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.
The enlightenment is under threat. So is reason. So is truth. So is science, especially in the schools of America.
Science is global. Einstein's equation, E=mc2, has to reach everywhere. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity, we should not distort it. Science does not differentiate between multiple races.
Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.
The product of mental labor - science - always stands far below its value, because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production.
This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.
Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.
Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science.
I am one of those scientists who feels that it is no longer enough just to get on and do science. We have to devote a significant proportion of our time and resources to defending it from deliberate attack from organised ignorance.
It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.
Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't solve the equations, directly in the abstract.
Science is but an image of the truth.
I want to be the Cecil B. DeMille of science fiction.
Of course in science there are things that are open to doubt and things need to be discussed. But among the things that science does know, evolution is about as certain as anything we know.
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.
Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.
Science predicts that many different kinds of universe will be spontaneously created out of nothing. It is a matter of chance which we are in.
The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science.
Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.
The media need superheroes in science just as in every sphere of life, but there is really a continuous range of abilities with no clear dividing line.
I used to think information was destroyed in black hole. This was my biggest blunder, or at least my biggest blunder in science.
The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.
Science coverage could be improved by the recognition that science is timeless, and therefore science stories should not need to be pegged to an item in the news.
Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their position in academic economics merely by the pretense that the differences are entirely moral questions about which science cannot decide.
Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.
Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.
The method of political science is the interpretation of life its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.
Science has fulfilled her function when she has ascertained and enunciated truth.
Science reckons many prophets, but there is not even a promise of a Messiah.
Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing.
Ecclesiasticism in science is only unfaithfulness to truth.
We must revisit the idea that science is a methodology and not an ontology.
The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example.
No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life.
The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
Everything is fraught with danger. I love technology and I love science. It's just always all in the way you use it. So there's no - you can't really blame anything on the technology. It's just the way people use it, and it always has been.
There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition.
Einstein was searching for String Theory. It not only reconciles General Relativity to Quantum Mechanics, but it reconciles Science and the Bible as well.
Traditional science assumes, for the most part, that an objective observer independent reality exists the universe, stars, galaxies, sun, moon and earth would still be there if no one was looking.
'Snow White' is an old fairy tale, so obviously the idea of vanity and obsession with youth is long-standing. With today's science, people have become crazy with trying to move their face around. It's bizarre.
I don't read 'chick lit,' fantasy or science fiction but I'll give any book a chance if it's lying there and I've got half an hour to kill.
A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science.