„Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.“

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„We are confronted with problems of organized complexity... organization runs through all levels of reality and science.“

—  Ludwig von Bertalanffy austrian biologist and philosopher 1901 - 1972
p. 58. as cited in: Doede Keuning (1973) Algemene systeemtheorie. p. 185

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„The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popula... 1920 - 1992
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„Such major organizations of thought may be necessary in science as much as in religion.“

—  Julian Huxley English biologist, philosopher, author 1887 - 1975
Context: Eventually the old ideas will no longer serve, the old ideological framework can no longer be tinkered up to bear the weight of the facts, and a radical reconstruction becomes necessary, leading eventually to the emergence of a quite new organisation of thought and belief, just as the emergence of new types of bodily organization was necessary to achieve biological advance. Such major organizations of thought may be necessary in science as much as in religion. The classical example, of course, was the re-patterning of cosmological thought which demoted the earth from its central position and led to the replacement of the geocentric pattern of thought by a heliocentric one. I believe that an equally drastic reorganization of our pattern of religious thought is now becoming necessary, from a god-centered to an evolutionary-centered pattern.

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„[An] epochal innovation [consisting of the] spreading application of science to processes of production and social organization.“

—  Simon Kuznets economist 1901 - 1985
p. 487, as cited in: Peter Temin, ‎Gianni Toniolo (2008) The World Economy between the Wars. p. 7

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