Experimentation Quotes

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1. “Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one did not study for his exam does not mean that he should leave it blank.”

Tags : Blank College Confirmation Confirmed Development Education Exam Experimentation Fill In The Blank Imagination Intelligence Knowledge Learning Risk School Study Test Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

2. “Science, my boy, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.”

Tags : Experimentation Facts Knowledge Science Scientific Method Truth
Author : Jules Verne
Source : Journey to the Center of the Earth

3. “Rather than swallowing our pride and simply asking what we do not know, we choose to fill in the blanks ourselves and later become humbled. Wisdom was often, in its youth, proven foolish, and ones humiliated were meant to become wise.”

Tags : Assumption Becoming Becoming Better College Discernment Education Exam Experimentation False Knowledge Foolish Gossip Humiliation Humility Intelligence Judgment Justice Knowledge Not Knowing Patience Prejudice Risk Rumors Test Youth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

4. “The TV scientist who mutters sadly, "The experiment is a failure; we have failed to achieve what we had hoped for," is suffering mainly from a bad script writer. An experiment is never a failure solely because it fails to achieve predicted results. An experiment is a failure only when it also fails adequately to test the hypothesis in question, when the data it produces don't prove anything one way or another.”

Tags : Experimentation Failure Hypothesis Results Science Scientific Method
Source : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

5. “Absurdity is the ecstasy of intellectualism.”

Tags : Absurd Absurdity Art Artist Ecstasy Experiment Experimentation Insane Insanity Intellectual Intellectualism Intelligence Madness Mind Out Of My Mind Outrageous Philosophy Theory Thinking Thought Too Much
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

6. “Something must be radically wrong with a culture and a civilisation when its youth begins to desert it. Youth is the natural time for revolt, for experiment, for a generous idealism that is eager for action. Any civilisation which has the wisdom of self-preservation will allow a certain margin of freedom for the expression of this youthful mood. But the plain, unpalatable fact is that in America today that margin of freedom has been reduced to the vanishing point. Rebellious youth is not wanted here. In our environment there is nothing to challenge our young men; there is no flexibility, no colour, no possibility for adventure, no chance to shape events more generously than is permitted under the rules of highly organised looting. All our institutional life combines for the common purpose of blackjacking our youth into the acceptance of the status quo; and not acceptance of it merely, but rather its glorification.”

Tags : Acceptance Adventure America Civilization Desertion Emigration Experimentation Flexibility Freedom Idealism Institutionalized Looting Lost Generation Possibility Rebellion Revolt Status Quo Youth
Source : America And The Young Intellectual

7. “Many storytellers with possibly more potential than Shakespeare, even though I have not read much of him, could not hit much fame because they treated their stories like their wives. Rather than limiting the emotion only to flirting with their stories, they married them, thus limiting their chances of experimenting.”

Tags : Experimentation Flirt Marry Potential Stories Storyteller Storytelling Talent Wives
Author : Pawan Mishra
Source : Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

8. “The critical issues here concern what is right, what is just -- not the balancing of benefits.”

Tags : Benefits Experimentation Issues Justice Prison
Author : Carl Cohen

9. “Sometimes the best way to learn a lesson isn't just hearing the words, but putting it into practice by experimenting with it and finding its truth for yourself instead of taking someone else’s word for it.”

Tags : Action Authority Experimentation Gullibility Hearing Inaction Learning Lesson Lessons Listening Practice Teaching Truth Understanding
Source : Rise of the Morningstar

10. “Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.”

Tags : Experimentation Failure

11. “I didn't want a world in which I had to choose between blind human babies and tortured monkey ones. To be frank, that's the sort of choice I expect science to protect me from, not give me.”

Tags : Cruelty Experimentation Psychology Science
Source : We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

12. “It was such a strange tormenting feeling when your daemon was pulling at the link between you; part physical pain deep in the chest, part intense sadness and love. Everyone tested it when they were growing up: seeing how far they could pull apart, coming back with intense relief.”

Tags : Experimentation Growing Up Souls
Source : The Golden Compass

13. “Don't kid yourself by saying that one time can't make you addicted. It can. I believed it couldn't too when I first tried meth. I was so, so wrong. The worst part about it is that you won't realize what has happened immediately afterwards. Addiction is a gradual process and it doesn't happen overnight. But trust me when I tell you that one time is all that it takes to set this into motion. It can and it will.”

Tags : Addiction Drugs Experimentation

14. “Doing risk sport had taught me another important lesson: never exceed your limits. You push the envelope and you live for those moments when you’re right on the edge, but you don’t go over. You have to be true to yourself; you have to know your strengths and limitations and live within your means.”

Tags : Experimentation On The Edge Risk
Source : Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

15. “We must conduct research and then accept the results. If they don't stand up to experimentation, Buddha's own words must be rejected.”

Tags : Buddha Buddhism Evidence Experimentation Reason Research Scientific Method Truth

16. “I ended your experiment. Because you're not a scientist. You're a monster. I'm not leaving any of them at your mercy.”

Tags : Claire Danvers Experimentation Morganville Vampires Science Unethical
Author : Rachel Caine
Source : Fall of Night

17. “We know a lot nowadays about how to extrapolate from rats to people, but we don't only have to rely on that. In a sense we've made ourselves into experimental animals. There are too many of us, too crowded, in an environment we've poisoned with our own-uh-byproducts. Now when this happens to a wild species, or to rats in a lab, the next generation turns out weaker and slower and more timid. This is a defense mechanism.”

Tags : Environment Experimentation Nature
Author : John Brunner
Source : The Sheep Look Up

18. “Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books."[Proposition touching Amendment of Laws]”

Tags : Books Experimentation Learning Science
Author : Francis Bacon

19. “No human investigation can be called real knowledge if it does not pass through mathematical demonstrations; and if you say that the kinds of knowledge that begin and end in the mind have any value as truth, this cannot be conceded, but rather must be denied for many reasons, and first of all because in such mental discussions there is no experimentation, without which nothing provides certainty of itself.”

Tags : Experimentation Knowledge Truth

20. “There is a difference between what I actually want and what I want to have fantasies about. (...) There is a part of my imagination which is a playground, a playground in which I am queen. It fulfils my need to have a fantasy land, and that need may be born of creativity as well as lack or repression. Our fantasies are about exploration and experimentation and the power of the imagination. Looked at intelligently, they can reveal a great deal. But there is a difference between fantasising and thinking about our hopes for the future.”

Tags : Daydreaming Experimentation Exploration Fantasizing Fantasy Imagination Reality
Author : Anna Sands
Source : Falling For Therapy: Psychotherapy From A Client's Point Of View

21. “Experimental observations are only experience carefully planned in advance, and designed to form a secure basis of new knowledge.”

Tags : Experimentation

22. “How do they find out with the experiments?''...one way they can find out a whole lot is to make an animal ill and then try different ways to make it better until they find one that works.''But isn't that unkind to the animal?''Well, I suppose it is...but I mean, there isn't a dad anywhere who would hesitate, is there, if he knew it was going to make [his child] better? It's changed the whole world during the last hundred years, and that's no exaggeration.”

Tags : Animals Experimentation Medicine Morals
Author : Richard Adams
Source : The Plague Dogs

23. “If you believe in divine intervention, it's because you think that mankind is the best creation of all beings. But for those who do not think so, mankind is nothing but guinea pigs which will someday be divided into two categories, finished goods or the rejects.”

Tags : Divine Intervention Experimentation Guinea Pigs
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

24. “But that was what research and development were like. Full of semi-triumphs and perplexing unforeseen consequences like the whole violent hiccuping thing when conjuring up fire - or the propensity for fillings to fall out of bystanders' teeth when attempting to tease a rainstorm out of a cloud.”

Tags : Experimentation Humor Magic Magic Experiments Research
Author : Jasper Fforde
Source : The Song of the Quarkbeast

25. “What's that smell?" [my mother] shouted."Biogas, it's-""It's horrible!"By now the plastic was rumbling like mad, ready to blow. I had to act quickly. It was time to remove the reed and proceed with ignition.I reached over and quickly popped out the reed, and when I did, a pipe of silver steam came rushing out the top. My mother was right, it smelled vile. I'd set aside a long piece of grass, so I grabbed it now and poked it into the fire, catching a flame."Stand back!" I shouted. "This could be dangerous.""What?!"I stood up and ran to the door, pushing my mother aside. With half my body shielded by the door frame, I stretched out my arm, inching the flame closer and closer."Here it goes," I said.I touched the fire to the piping stream, clinching my eyes to shield them from the flash. But when the flame touched the gas, all it did was sputter and die. When I opened my eyes, all I saw was a piece of grass, dripping with foul water. My mother was furious."Look what you've done; you've ruined my best cooking pot! Boiling goats' poop, I can't believe it. Wait until I tell your father..."I wanted to explain that I'd done it for her sake, but I guess it wasn't the right time.”

Tags : Alternative Fuels Experimentation Experiments Failed Experiments Goats Learning From Mistakes Scientific Inquiry

26. “On the island, the recipe for an entertaining evening is drink this, smoke that, snort this, eat that. How do you feel? Well, try this and some of that.”

Tags : Drink Experimentation Outside In Recipe Smoke Snort
Author : Doug Cooper
Source : Outside In

27. “There is a time and place for electromagnetic shielding and I regard it as a last resort due to the long term biological problems that I have observed with it over the years in plant growth experiments.”

Tags : Biological Biological Complexity Biological Needs Electromagnetic Electromagnetic Radiation Electromagnetic Wave Electronic Experiment Growth Growth Process Place Plant Plant Life Plants Resort Shielded Time Years
Author : Steven Magee
Source : Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

28. “As a result of its investigation, the NIH said that to qualify for funding, all proposals for research on human subjects had to be approved by review boards—independent bodies made up of professionals and laypeople of diverse races, classes, and backgrounds—to ensure that they met the NIH’s ethics requirements, including detailed informed consent. Scientists said medical research was doomed. In a letter to the editor of Science, one of them warned, “When we are prevented from attempting seemingly innocuous studies of cancer behavior in humans … we may mark 1966 as the year in which all medical progress ceased.”

Tags : Chester Southam Ethics Experimentation Human Research Medical Progress Nih Research Misconduct
Source : The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

29. “Meteorology . . . is quite as “scientific” as geology and far more so than archaeology—it actually makes more use of scientific instruments, computers, and higher mathematics. . . . Yet we laugh at the weatherman every other day; we are not overawed by his impressive paraphernalia, because we can check up on him any time we feel like it: he makes his learned pronouncements—and then it rains or it doesn’t rain.No scientific conclusion is to be trusted without testing—to the extent to which exact sciences are exact they are also experimental sciences; it is in the laboratory that the oracle must be consulted. But the archaeologist is denied access to the oracle. For him there is no neat and definitive demonstration; he is doomed to plod along, everlastingly protesting and fumbling through a laborious, often rancorous running debate that never ends.”

Tags : Archaeology Experimentation Geology Scientific
Author : Hugh Nibley
Source : Old Testament and Related Studies

30. “But he was a perfect gentleman, Aunt Amelia. He did not even try to kiss me, though he wanted to. ... You always tell me I must be receptive to broadening experiences. That would have been a broadening experience. And, from what I have observed, a very enjoyable one.”

Tags : Experience Experimentation Teenagers Young Love
Source : The Hippopotamus Pool

31. “It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.”

Tags : Experimentation Science Theory

32. “There are so many ways to account for negative outcomes that it is safer to doubt one’s methods before doubting one’s subjects.”

Tags : Experimentation Methodology Scientific Method Scientific Methodology
Author : Frans de Waal
Source : Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?