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Inspiring and Powerful Science Quotes

Richard Feynman

“I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” - Sir Isaac Newton

“For me it is enough to wonder at the secrets.” - Albert Einstein

“A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.” – Richard Feynman

“Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum”, [I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am] – Rene Descartes

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” - Albert Einstein

“Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?” – Stephen Hawking

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” – Isaac Asimov

“The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing” – Socrates

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan

“Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” – Christopher Hitchens

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Richard Feynman

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Interview on Origins of Life and Intelligence

I love listening to Neil DeGrasse Tyson speak. He is, in my eyes, the most intelligent man in the world that can explain things in a way that makes it easier to understand. As far as forward thinking and intelligence, I put him up there with Steven Hawking and Brian Greene. Below is a video that I segmented to show only the end of a 1.5 hour interview on PBS. He vividly objectifies about the possible origins of humanity as well as our level of intelligence. This video will surely get you thinking for a while. The only part of this video clip that I don’t agree with is when he brings up the notion of humans having been evolved from Martian bacteria… though potentially feasible, I think it’s more plausible that evolution started here on Earth. Feel free to comment below on your opinions of the origin of humans and intelligence. And with that, enjoy…

UPDATE: If your video starts at the beginning and not skipped ahead to where I set it to… just go forward to the 1 hour, 14 minutes, 45 second mark

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Interview about Life, Science and the Universe

This interview is about an hour and if you are at all interested in science and/or the universe… or even if you’re curious, this video is totally worth it. If you don’t have time now, bookmark it for later. You probably have seen Neil Tyson‘s face somewhere before, he is a forefront in modern science and is often seen on news programs, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel and more.

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