A Collection of Noteworthy

My dear, you should give a damn. You may even learn something…

“Science is the one human activity that is truly progressive. The body of positive knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation.”

– Edwin Hubble

“The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do.”

– Galileo Galilei.

Thank you Sun… thank you for wine.

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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”

–  Yes,Carl Sagan, THIS is what I’m talking about!

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“Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.”

– Sigmund Freud

 “An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.”

– Charles Darwin

That’s because the monkey’s substantially shorter-term memory prevents it from remembering how AWESOME it felt pre-hangover!

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“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”

–   Infuriatingly logical words from electrical light bulb inventor, Thomas Edison.

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“The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.”

– Edwin Hubble

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“It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.”

–   Galileo Galilei on the Church declaring it sin to believe that the Earth isn’t in fact at the very centre of the solar system. Nowadays, similar battles against ignorance are being waged, but it’s gays, lesbians and Harry Potter who bear the brunt of the discrimination.

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“Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.”

–  Carl Sagan, you biscuit!

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“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”

–  Stephen Hawking

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If you ever wanted to see Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking face off in an epic rap battle, check THIS out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn7-fVtT16k

Important Note: Only watch if you were born with a sense of humour or your funny bone hasn’t atrophied from disuse.

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“The truth is that promoting science isn‘t just about providing resources—it‘s about protecting free and open inquiry. It‘s about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics. It‘s about listening to what our scientists have to say even when it‘s inconvenient— especially when it‘s inconvenient.”

This is why I would vote for you, President Barack Obama

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“One fundamental premise in social debates has been that homosexuality is unnatural. This premise is wrong. Homosexuality is both common and highly essential in the lives of a number of species.”

– Academic advisor, Petter Bøckman

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“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. “

– Edwin Hubble

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Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones – maybe only the stones – understood.

– Annie Dillard

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