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- Science, like art, is not a copy of nature but a re-creation of her.
- Jacob Bronowski, Science and Human Values (1956)
- Simple: Science doesn't copy Nature. It recreates it.
- It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
- Simple: Those who are foolish say that science cannot solve a problem.
- Obviously something is wrong with the entire argument of "obviousness".
- Paul Lazarsfeld, about the interpretation of results in social science as obvious, in "The American Soldier — An Expository Review", Public Opinion Quarterly, vol. 13, no. 3, (1949) pp. 377-404, 380
- Simple: Something is wrong when people argue about things being obvious.
- To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient truths; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
- Henri Poincaré
- Simple: Both doubting and believing something are equally foolish since one must think of things before accepting them.
- Brown, Harold Chapman (April 23, 1914). The Work of Henri Poincare, pp. 225-236. ISSN 0160-9335.