Re: Bertie's Best Scientism

J. R. Molloy (
Tue, 23 Nov 1999 10:17:13 -0800

Unfortunately, Bertie Russell subscribed as much to the musings of philosophy as to the principles of science. --J. R.

"Science is nothing but developed perception, integrated intent, common sense
rounded out and minutely articulated."
--George Santayana

"Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of
facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily sicence."
--Henri Poincaré

"As long as men are free to ask what they must -- free to say what they think --
free to think what they will -- freedom can never be lost and science can never regress."
--J. Robert Oppenheimer

"If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the
shoulders of giants."
--Sir Isaac Newton (born on December 25, 1642)

"The age of innocent faith in sicence and technology may be over... every major
advance in the technological competence of man has enforced revolutionary changes in the economic and political structure of society." --Barry Commoner

"We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to
call it falsehood."
--William James

"In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat: but in the evolution
of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory." --Alfred North Whitehead