Sciences Quotes (9 Quotes)
“Scientists and inventors of the USA (especially in the so-called "blue state" that voted overwhelmingly against Trump) have to think long and hard whether they want to continue research that will help their government remain the world's superpower. All the scientists who worked in and for Germany in the 1930s lived to regret that they directly helped a sociopath like Hitler harm millions of people. Let us not repeat the same mistakes over and over again.”
“Physics says: go to sleep. Of course
you’re tired. Every atom in you
has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes
nonstop from mitosis to now.
Quit tapping your feet. They’ll dance
inside themselves without you. Go to sleep.
Geology says: it will be all right. Slow inch
by inch America is giving itself
to the ocean. Go to sleep. Let darkness
lap at your sides. Give darkness an inch.
You aren’t alone. All of the continents used to be
one body. You aren’t alone. Go to sleep.
Astronomy says: the sun will rise tomorrow,
Zoology says: on rainbow-fish and lithe gazelle,
Psychology says: but first it has to be night, so
Biology says: the body-clocks are stopped all over town
History says: here are the blankets, layer on layer, down and down.”
“L'histoire des idées n'est pas nécessairement superposable à l'histoire des sciences. Mais comme les savants mènent leur vie d'hommes dans un milieu et un entourage non exclusivement scientifiques, l'histoire des sciences ne peut négliger l'histoire des idées. Appliquant à une thèse sa propre conclusion, on pourrait dire que les déformations qu'elle subit dans le milieu de culture en peuvent révéler la signification essentielle.”