„Vast is the field of Science … the more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.“

—  Samuel Richardson, Sir Charles Grandison (1753–1754), Vol. 1, letter 11.
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„All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything, you are safe in infering that he is an inexact man.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1930s, As quoted in World Unity, Vol. IX, 3rd edition (1931), p. 190

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„Religion has no more place in science than science has in religion.“

—  Louis Pasteur French chemist and microbiologist 1822 - 1895
Disputed, Answer from Pasteur to his disciple Elie Metchnikoff when was questioned whether his approach to spontaneous generation was bound to a religious ideal. According to Patrice Debré's Luis Pasteur, 2000 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=RzOcl-FLw30C&lpg=PP1&pg=PA176#v=onepage&q&f=false,, p. 176.

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„Effective science teaching calls for active contact with research and that teachers need to mingle with other scientists and to know what is going on in the field.“

—  Alan Tower Waterman American physicist 1892 - 1967
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„Tesla has contributed more to electrical science than any man up to his time.“

—  William Thomson British physicist and engineer 1824 - 1907
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„But is the anatomy of man not a more painful science still?“

—  Adolphe Quetelet Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist 1796 - 1874
A Treatise on Man and the Development of His Faculties (1842), Context: But is the anatomy of man not a more painful science still?—that science which leads us to dip our hands into the blood of our fellow-beings to pry with impassible curiosity into parts and organs which once palpitated with life? And yet who dreams this day of raising his voice against the study? Who does not applaud, on the contrary, the numerous advantages which it has conferred on humanity? The time is come for studying the moral anatomy of also, and for uncovering its most afflicting aspects, with the view of providing remedies. Preface of M. Quetelet

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„The Church had known more about women than science will ever know, and the historian who studied the sources of Christianity felt sometimes convinced that the Church had been made by the woman chiefly as her protest against man.“

—  Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918
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„Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894
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