Quotations

Progress is driven by new scientific questions, which demand new ways of thinking. You want to go where a question takes you, not where your training left you —

Sean R. Eddy, “Antedisciplinary” Science

 

There is natural synergy between education — the transfer of knowledge — and research — the creation of knowledge

Nature, editorial 15-oct-2014

 

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing

Wernher von Braun

 

An expert is anyone from out of town

Mars’ Rule

 

Never correct a conceited man; he will hate you for it. But if you correct a wise man, he will respect you

Book of Proverbs

 

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere

Frank A. Clark

 

I am very aware of the vast state of my ignorance and I am prepared to learn as much as I can from anyone

Isaac Assimov

 

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office

Robert Frost

 

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes

Oscar Wilde

 

I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization

Petronius 210 BC

 

All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds from thence to concepts, and ends with ideas

Immanuel Kant

 

…that group of people whose aim in life is to be wrong 5% of the time

Kempthorne & Doerfler (1969). The behaviour of some significance tests under experimental randomization.
Biometrika 56: 23-48

 

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect

Mark Twain

 

The difference between the amoeba and Einstein is that, although both make use of the method of trial and error elimination, the amoeba dislikes erring while Einstein is intrigued by it

Karl Popper

 

La inteligencia de un individuo se evalúa por la cantidad de incertezas que es capaz de sorportar

Immanuel Kant

 

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires

William Arthur Ward