Max Delbruck

Max Delbruck

American German-born biophysicist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1969
A strong feeling of adventure is animating those who are working on bacterial viruses, a feeling that they have a small part in the great drive towards a fundamental problem in biology.More Max Delbruck quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The particular thing about science is to combine that [the dreams of obtaining power] with a retreat from the world. Other people want to obtain power by going out into the world, but the scientist really wants to obtain power by retreating from the world.More Max Delbruck quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No amount of study of present forms [of life] would permit us to infer [the existence of] dinosaursMore Max Delbruck quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The books of the great scientists are gathering dust on the shelves of learned libraries. ... While the artist's communication is linked forever with its original form, that of the scientist is modified, amplified, fused with the ideas and results of others and melts into the stream of knowledge and ideas which forms our culture. The scientist has in common with the artist only this: that he can find no better retreat from the world than his work and also no stronger link with the world than his work.More Max Delbruck quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The progress of science is tremendously disorderly, and the motivations that lead to this progress are tremendously varied, and the reasons why scientists go into science, the personal motivations, are tremendously varied. I have said ... that science is a haven for freaks, that people go into science because they are misfits, and that it is a sheltered place where they can spin their own yarn and have recognition, be tolerated and happy, and have approval for it.More Max Delbruck quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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