Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
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.
I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research.
Even with only two people on board, where maintenance is a large piece of our working day, we still have time to do scientific research. We have to be ready to support those Shuttle visits in a lot of different ways.
Taken over the centuries, scientific ideas have exerted a force on our civilization fully as great as the more tangible practical applications of scientific research.
... scientific research is compounded of ... empirical procedures, general speculative ideas, and mathematical or abstract reasoning.
Basic scientific research is scientific capital.
We think that it is the best scientists working in the frontier fields of science who are best able to judge what is good and what is bad - if any - in the application of their scientific research.
One of the things that I've been doing recently in my scientific research is to ask this question: Is the universe actually capable of performing things like digital computations?
I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
Science is simply common sense at its best.
Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
In science, the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
The more thoroughly I conduct scientific research, the more I believe that science excludes atheism.
We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.
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