There is something fascinating about science. One gets such whole

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesome returns of conjectures out of such trifling investment of fact.

Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creati

Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more.

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponen

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.

Every great scientific truth goes through three stages: First, pe

Every great scientific truth goes through three stages: First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next they say it had been discovered before. Lastly, they say they always believed it.

Astronomy is one of the sublimest fields of human investigation.

Astronomy is one of the sublimest fields of human investigation. The mind that grasps its facts and principles receives something of the enlargement and grandeur belonging to the science itself. It is a quickener of devotion.

One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow h

One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit.

My kingdom is as wide as the world, and my desire has no limit. I

My kingdom is as wide as the world, and my desire has no limit. I go forward always, freeing spirits and weighing worlds, without fear, without compassion, without love, and without God. Men call me Science.

The great tragedy of Science: the slaying of a beautiful hypothes

The great tragedy of Science: the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.

We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that wh

We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and pers

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.