„My students have described this process of testing ideas in science as: “Hit it with a sledgehammer and see if it breaks. Whatever survives is the best we've got."“
Science is a very adversarial activity! Hence the old adage among physicists: Physics is a contact sport.
Chapter 2 "The Nature of Science" (p. 43)
What's the Worst That Could Happen?: A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate (2009)
— Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016
— Helen Thomas American author and journalist 1920 - 2013
Phone interview on The Majority Report, 2004-04-02
— Dorothy L. Sayers, livro Busman's Honeymoon
Fonte: Busman's Honeymoon
„Burns stated that "We've got to remember that the people who first hit us in 9/11 entered this country through Canada."“
— Conrad Burns United States Marine 1935 - 2016
December 21, 2005 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38816-2005Apr8.html
This claim, which is false and is directly contradicted by the findings of the 9/11 Commission, drew criticism from those questioning Burns' grasp of domestic security. Canadian ambassador Frank McKenna demanded an apology from Burns.
„No more songs tonight,
I'm drivin' to the break of day.
No more words tonight,
We've got enough to throw away.“
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
Lyrics, Songs and Music from "She's the One" (1996)
„He discovered or described hundreds of afflictions and cures, and by testing remedies he concluded “Laughter is the best medicine”“
— Eduardo Galeano Uruguayan writer 1940 - 2015
As quoted in Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone (2009), p. 64
— John Steinbeck, livro The Winter of Our Discontent
Fonte: The Winter of Our Discontent (1961), Part Two, Chapter XIV
„A lecture has been well described as the process whereby the notes of the teacher become the notes of the student without passing through the mind of either.“
— Mortimer J. Adler American philosopher and educator 1902 - 2001
Fonte: How to Read a Book: The Classic Bestselling Guide to Reading Books and Accessing Information
„We've got to help each other, seeing as God doesn't help us. Do you see how great Jesus' idea was? Imagine how much it must have irritated God. Forget the devil, Jesus was the only true enemy of God, and he's the only friend us poor wretches have.“
— Umberto Eco, livro A Misteriosa Chama da Rainha Loana
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (2004)
— James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928
"Dr. James Watson Follows His Own Advice" in Seattlest (28 September 2007) http://seattlest.com/2007/09/28/dr_watsoncontro_2.php
Contexto: Science Ph. D. students have effectively become serfs. And who would become a serf when you can work for Goldman Sachs and get paid $300,000 a year to become a serf? Why drive a Chevy when you can drive a BMW — and now you're condemned to driving a car from Malaysia or something. Life should be fun.
„During the class sessions I witnessed I deliberately strolled behind the instructor, looking at the students. I thought certainly some of the Korean students would break their concentration on the instructor and sneak a glance at me. I didn't catch a one. I made it a practice to make this test often during visits to ROK training schools. Never once did I catch an eye looking my way. I have never in my life been so impressed with the intensity of military students.“
— Mark W. Clark American general 1896 - 1984
Fonte: From the Danube to the Yalu (1954), p. 175
Contexto: After I went to the Far East I witnessed this same concentration time after time in the schools the Koreans established for their officers and noncoms. The students would squat on their haunches for hours listening to an instructor explain something like the care and use of a light machine gun. They would focus their eyes on the instructor almost without blinking. Never once did a single student that I saw let his gaze wander. I even tested them. They knew who I was, and in addition the short-statured Oriental has a compulsion to look at a tall man. During the class sessions I witnessed I deliberately strolled behind the instructor, looking at the students. I thought certainly some of the Korean students would break their concentration on the instructor and sneak a glance at me. I didn't catch a one. I made it a practice to make this test often during visits to ROK training schools. Never once did I catch an eye looking my way. I have never in my life been so impressed with the intensity of military students.
„The third aspect of my subject is that of science as a method of finding things out. This method is based on the principle that observation is the judge of whether something is so or not. All other aspects and characteristics of science can be understood directly when we understand that observation is the ultimate and final judge of the truth of an idea. But "prove" used in this way really means "test," in the same way that a hundred-proof alcohol is a test of the alcohol, and for people today the idea really should be translated as, "The exception tests the rule." Or, put another way, "The exception proves that the rule is wrong."“
— Richard Feynman, livro The Meaning of It All
That is the principle of science. If there is an exception to any rule, and if it can be proved by observation, that rule is wrong.
lecture I: "The Uncertainty of Science"
The Meaning of It All (1999)
„I believe that science is best left to scientists, that you cannot have managers or directors of science, it's got to be carried out and done by people with ideas, people with concepts, people who feel in their bones that they want to go ahead and develop this, that, or the other concept which occurs to them.“
— Mark Oliphant Governor of South Australia (1971-76) 1901 - 2000
Fonte: Portraits in Science interviews (1994), p. 34
Contexto: I've lost any belief I ever had in scientific policy. I don't think you can have scientific policy. I think science is something like weeds, it just grows of its own accord … and if you've got the right atmosphere, the right situation within universities or within places like CSIRO, then it grows and develops of its own accord. And I believe that science is best left to scientists, that you cannot have managers or directors of science, it's got to be carried out and done by people with ideas, people with concepts, people who feel in their bones that they want to go ahead and develop this, that, or the other concept which occurs to them.
— Ashleigh Brilliant American author and cartoonist 1933
„Indeed, in my judgment, the simplest measurements are always the best because they have the least possibility for error and the greatest likelihood of survival.“
— Ralph Brazelton Peck American civil engineer 1912 - 2008
as taken by Professor Ralph Peck's Legacy Website http://peck.geoengineer.org/words.html#
— Brett Favre former American football quarterback 1969
AP Interview: Favre indicates he'll play in '04, ESPN.com, November 7, 2003, 2007-11-12 http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?id=1656411,
„All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.“
— Muhammad Ali, livro The Soul of a Butterfly
The Soul of a Butterfly, 2004
Variante: All through my life I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.
Fonte: The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey