John Haldane

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John Haldane

John Haldane

I think, however, that so long as our present economic and national systems continue, scientific research has little to fear. More John Haldane [08/11/2011 04:08:07]
If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles. More John Haldane [08/11/2011 04:08:33]
It is my supposition that the Universe in not only queerer than we imagine, is queerer than we can imagine. More John Haldane [08/11/2011 04:08:51]
The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern. More John Haldane [08/11/2011 04:08:05]
There can be no truce between science and religion. More John Haldane [08/11/2011 04:08:29]
Would I lay down my life to save my brother? No, but I would to save two brothers or eight cousins. More John Haldane [08/11/2011 04:08:06]
A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Quantitative work shows clearly that natural selection is a reality, and that, among other things, it selects Mendelian genes, which are known to be distributed at random through wild populations, and to follow the laws of chance in their distribution to offspring. In other words, they are an agency producing variation of the kind which Darwin postulated as the raw material on which selection acts.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Einstein - the greatest Jew since Jesus. I have no doubt that Einstein's name will still be remembered and revered when Lloyd George, Foch and William Hohenzollern share with Charlie Chaplin that ineluctable oblivion which awaits the uncreative mind.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Shelley and Keats were the last English poets who were at all up to date in their chemical knowledge.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have never yet met a healthy person who worried very much about his health, or a really good person who worried much about his own soul.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My practise as a scientist is atheistic. That is to say, when I set up an experiment I assume that no god, angel, or devil is going to interfere with its course; and this assumption has been justified by such success as I have achieved in my professional career. I should therefore be intellectually dishonest if I were not also atheistic in the affairs of the world. And I should be a coward if I did not state my theoretical views in public.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
God has an inordinate fondness for beetles.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I will jump into the river to save two brothers or eight cousins.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It wasn't until I had performed by first autopsy that I realized that even the drabest human exteriors could contain the most beautiful viscera. After that, I would console myself for the plainness of my fellow bus-riders by dissecting them in my imagination.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An ounce of algebra is worth a ton of verbal argument.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Teleology is like a mistress to a biologist: he cannot live without her but he's unwilling to be seen with her in public.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Would I lay down my life to save my brother? No, but I would to save two brothers or eight cousins.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An attempt to study the evolution of living organisms without reference to cytology would be as futile as an account of stellar evolution which ignored spectroscopy.More John Haldane [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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