Posts from the ‘quotes’ Category

There are two types of genius. Ordinary geniuses do great things, but they leave you room to believe that you could do the same if only you worked hard enough. Then there are magicians, and you can have no idea how they do it. Feynman was a magician.

Hans Bethe

(via scienceisbeauty)

Where did we come from? And are we alone? To seek the real answers to those questions, you have to explore space and if you stop exploring, if you say ‘I don’t care, I’m not going to look up and out and beyond the horizon,’ what does that say about you? It’s not good.

Bill Nye, speaking to CNN about his fears that cutting NASA’s space exploration budget could set us back decades compared to other nations.

Like he says, this kind of research is not a faucet you turn on and off, it’s a slow drip that you nurture and catch every precious drop. And then you use that precious liquid to feed the soul of our economy.

More at: U.S. risks losing its space edge – CNN.com

(via jtotheizzoe)

I love Bill Nye you guys!

jtotheizzoe:

surviving-science:

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We’re here to light the fires of your wonder and rekindle your enthusiasm. All the best parts of science are there for us to learn and enjoy on our own terms. It’s a connected world, take a taste of knowledge every day and we’ll have more than a trickle.

That’s why we do this.

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

Max Planck (via yournicheintheworld)