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Science Quotes
There are many quote collections on the internet. This one includes those I find insightful and provocative. It is not intended to be complete, comprehensive, or balanced.
I have attempted to give dates for each major author, and an indication of that person's claim to fame. Some specific documentation of sources is given, but that task has a long way to go. Readers are invited to supply additional information.
WHAT IS SCIENCE?
Science is organized knowledge.
      Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) English philosopher. Education.
Science is the systematic classification of experience.
      George Henry Lewes (1817-78) English writer and critic.
Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
      Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95) English biologist.
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
      Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95) English biologist. "The Method of Zadig" in Collected Essays IV.
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
      George Santayana (1863-1952) U. S. philosopher and writer. The Life of Reason.
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stone, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house, and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
      Jules Henri PoincarĂ© (1854-1912) French mathematician.
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
      Adam Smith (1723-90) Scottish economist. The Wealth of Nations, 1776.
Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.
      Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) English philosopher, mathematician.
It requires a very unusual mind to...

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