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Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.

The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

There are no shortcuts in evolution.

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time.