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date: 18 February 2020

Science and Society 

see also Biotechnology
  1. In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons.
    Marie Curie 1867–1934 Polish-born French physicist: to an American journalist, 1904; Eve Curie Madame Curie (1937)
  2. One must divide one's time between politics and equations. But our equations are much more important to me.
    Albert Einstein 1879–1955 German-born theoretical physicist: C. P. Snow ‘Einstein’ in M. Goldsmith et al. (eds.) Einstein (1980)
  3. Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.
    Rosalind Franklin 1920–58 English physical chemist and molecular biologist: letter to her father, summer 1940; Brenda Maddox Rosalind Franklin: the Dark Lady of DNA (2002) ch. 4
  4. Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of human intellectual tradition.
    Stephen Jay Gould 1941–2002 American palaeontologist: in Independent 24 January 1990
  5. Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity.
    Louis Pasteur 1822–95 French chemist and bacteriologist: toast at banquet of the International Congress of Sericulture, Milan, 1876, in Maurice B. Strauss Familiar Medical Quotations (1968)
  6. I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race.
    Thomas Love Peacock 1785–1866 English novelist and poet: Gryll Grange (1861)
  7. The priest persuades humble people to endure their hard lot; the politician urges them to rebel against it; and the scientist thinks of a method that does away with the hard lot altogether.
    Max Perutz 1914–2002 Austrian-born scientist: Is Science Necessary (1989)
  8. Every day I saw the huge material, intellectual and nervous resources of thousands of people being poured into the creation of a means of total destruction, something capable of annihilating all human civilization. I noticed that the control levers were in the hands of people who, though talented in their own ways, were cynical.
    Andrei Sakharov 1921–89 Russian nuclear physicist: Sakharov Speaks (1974)