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  Science Quotes - The Quotations Page
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
www.quotationspage.com /subjects/science   (773 words)

  Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Science is the rational study of nature, rose to prominence in European civilization at almost the same time as the first European EXPLORATION of what is now Canada and was, from the beginning, an element in those explorations.
The native Canadian development of science did not begin until the early 19th century, with the coming of colleges, government agencies and locally sponsored expeditions.
The structure of modern Canadian science began to form during the last quarter of the century.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007211   (388 words)

 Coast and Geodetic Survey Heritage - NOAA Central Library
But its responsibilities grew with the acquisition of Alaska in 1867 and the 1871 law requiring the Coast Survey to carry geodetic surveys into the interior of the country.
Science on the Edge is the story of the US Coast and Geodetic Survey, its transition into the Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA) and NOAA, and the American triumph of the Earth Sciences in the 20th century.
John Cloud, historian, NOAA Central Library, is writing this history in preparation for the celebration in 2007 of the founding of the Survey of the Coast in 1807.
www.lib.noaa.gov /noaainfo/heritage/coastandgeodeticsurvey/index.html   (459 words)

 Professor Huxley on Science and the Clergy (1867)
On the other hand, the man of science constructs an equally imaginary being who resists every step of physical research, who is blind to the most obvious facts, who has no sense of truth, and who is labouring to make others as blind and as untruthful as himself.
He started by assuring them that nine-tenths of their number were blind to the existence of such a science as geology, and that they believed and thought that the world in which they lived had been created in six literal days.
That this is not the belief either of the clergy or of men of science as to their relative positions, merely shows the enormous influence of the past upon all of us.
aleph0.clarku.edu /huxley/comm/SatRev/Geo.html   (1791 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Science and the Church
The words "science" and "Church" are here understood in the following sense: Science is not taken in the restricted meaning of natural sciences, but in the general one given to the word by Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas.
Church, in connexion with science, theoretically means any Church that claims authority in matters of doctrine and teaching; practically, however, only the Catholic Church is in question, on account of her universality and her claim of power to exercise this authority.
The greatest obstacle to anti-Christian science is the Church, which claims Divine origin, authority to teach infallible truth, maintains the inspiration of Scripture, and is confident of her own existence to the end of the world.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13598b.htm   (12521 words)

 Nietz Collection
Synopsis of sciences and arts : arranged under the general heads of philosophy, history and arts : to which is prefixed a chart showing at one view the different branches, divisions and subdivisions of the various sciences and arts, now known in the world / by the author of the Simplified German grammar.
The scientific class-book, or, A familiar introduction to the principles of physical science : for the use of schools and academies, on the basis of Mr.
The principles of science : applied to the domestic and mechanic arts, and to manufactures and agriculture, with reflections on the progress of the arts, and their influence on national welfare / by Alonzo Potter.
digital.library.pitt.edu /cgi-bin/nietz/nietzbibl-idx.pl?type=control&field=subject&value=Science.   (946 words)

 Science Fair Projects - 1867
1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar).
Science kits, science lessons, science toys, maths toys, hobby kits, science games and books - these are some of many products that can help give your kid an edge in their science fair projects, and develop a tremendous interest in the study of science.
When shopping for a science kit or other supplies, make sure that you carefully review the features and quality of the products.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/1867   (1006 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Years: 1864 1865 1866 - 1867 - 1868 1869 1870 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1867 in art 1867 in literature 1867 in music 1867 in rail transport 1867 in science 1867 in sports List of state leaders in 1867 L..
The year 1867 in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed Awards Copley Medal: Karl Ernst von BaerWollaston Medal: George Poulett Scrope Births November..
Years: 1865 1866 1867 - 1868 - 1869 1870 1871 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1868 in art 1868 in literature 1868 in music 1868 in rail transport 1868 in science 1868 in sports List of state leaders in 1868..
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 Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As the head of the natural sciences and also a professor, Himes was able to travel the world sharing his research with others and obtained new scientific theories and advances (source 2).
The demand for science course was so high around the year 1865 that Himes pushed for and was granted the ability to teach elective lab courses at the college (source 2).
Science may not have seemed important to many other people in the past, but thanks to men like Dr. Benjamin Rush, who was willing to take chances; natural sciences had a chance to be taught.
www.dickinson.edu /~flynnt/final.htm   (1893 words)

 Period and Process in National and Colonial Science
Historians of science and technology are in a position to look at the whole question of periodization with a critical eye, since the well-known periods imposed by European political history seem largely irrelevant for many, if not most, of their purposes.
The extent of this abruptly downward plunge may be demonstrated by comparing the absolute number of teachers, students, and journals of science during the twenty-year period of activity with the same figures taken from the years of decline that accompanied and followed the war of independence.
Science is everywhere the same, an unproblematic given, a positivist conception that fails to make accurate distinctions among sciences and technologies.
www.asap.unimelb.edu.au /sisr/staff/wade/periodprocess.html   (7440 words)

 Science Quotes
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.  ~Henri Poincaré
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.  ~Walter Lippmann
Science is all those things which are confirmed to such a degree that it would be unreasonable to withhold one's provisional consent.  ~Stephen Jay Gould
www.quotegarden.com /science.html   (2034 words)

 A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations
No doubt those who really founded modern science were usually those whose love of truth exceeded their love of power; in every mixed movement the efficacy comes from the good elements not from the bad.
The most important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered, and these are now so firmly established that the possibility of their ever being supplemented in consequence of new discoveries is exceedingly remote.
Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.
naturalscience.com /dsqhome.html   (6670 words)

 Timeline 1867-1870
1867 Arturo Toscanini, conductor, was born in Parma.
1867 There was anti-Chinese violence in SF and Chinese laborers were driven from work and their homes were destroyed by whites angry over the economic conditions.
1867 In Fiji Rev. Thomas Baker was murdered and eaten by cannibals at Nubutautau, a remote community high in the hills of the South Pacific island of Viti Levu.
timelines.ws /1867_1870.HTML   (14123 words)

 Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
On the evidential plane, the main contention between science and the existence of God is the apparent conflict between scientific theories about the origins of the universe, of life and of consciousness, and religious notions that the world was created by God.
The debate between science and religion is a heated one because they are two concepts fighting for breathing space on the common ground of truth.
Science has proposed excellent explanations for the origins of the universe, of life and of consciousness through the theories of the Big Bang, and of evolution.
www.stanford.edu /~swlin/diary/god.htm   (6910 words)

 Clitoridectomy and Medical Ethics
In the third place, it is against all Medical science to remove such a part because "subject" (or subjected?—see note) " to unbearable irritation." Intense itching is a common malady, but this itching does not depend on local causes, and it may generally be relieved by proper measures.
Marshall Hall used to propose tracheotomy for epilepsy ; a living Surgeon once performed castration for the same malady ; each operation thoroughly unsuccessful, and not to be defended, save on the ground of the good faith of the proposers, and of an enthusiasm which had carried them beyond the bounds of sound discretion.
Thus, then, we have shown, as shortly as possible, the real position of clitoridectomy as an offence against science and morality, and the reasons why the Medical Profession, as an honourable, moral Profession, whose members have free and familial access to families, must repudiate and utterly reject it.
www.cirp.org /library/history/medicaltimes1867   (1743 words)

 COMMITTEE ON RULES - H.R. 1867- the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2007
Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment.
General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science and Technology.
During consideration in the House of H.R. 1867 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.
www.rules.house.gov /SpecialRules_details.aspx?NewsID=2628   (591 words)

 Nat' Academies Press, Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science (1996)
Science center in two facilities: an IMAX theater and a Powerhouse of Discovery with more than 80 hands-on exhibits; emphasis on the physical, life, and environmental sciences.
Science museum, including a multimedia science theater with Digistar projector, exhibit halls, and a science demonstration area.
Science center with an Omnimax theater, emphasizing all the sciences, technology, and mathematics.
www.nap.edu /books/0309052939/html/221.html   (700 words)

 Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
His popularity in the age of scientific professionalisation is demonstrated by the breadth of the authors who corresponded in admiration; from the future Napoleon III of France to Charles Dickens.
Reynold's paper is a classic in the literature of the science of fluid motion and had a profound effect on the development of fluid mechanics.
From the 1820s until his death in 1867, the Earl of Rosse devoted himself to the improvement of reflecting telescopes.
www.sotherans.co.uk /Catalogues/SciencePhysics/Physics.html   (7649 words)

 Science in Poland - Maria Sklodowska-Curie
Winner of two Nobel Prizes, for Physics in 1903 and for Chemistry in 1911, she performed pioneering studies with radium and polonium and contributed profoundly to the understanding of radioactivity.
She began to work in Lippmann's research laboratory and in 1894 was placed second in the licence of mathematical sciences.
On the results of this research Maria Curie received her doctorate of science in June 1903 and, with Pierre, was awarded the Davy Medal of the Royal Society.
www.staff.amu.edu.pl /~zbzw/ph/sci/msc.htm   (2347 words)

 New book examines science of the paranormal
That book chronicles "the best ghost hunt in the history of science," she says, the efforts of a coterie of early 20th century intellectuals to quantify the paranormal and render the perception of ghosts in scientific terms.
To date, science has failed to establish evidence on its own terms of life after death; nevertheless, scores of people remain convinced that it is a fact.
I thought it would be interesting to explore the different perspectives — I've always been fascinated by the intersection between science and society," she says.
www.news.wisc.edu /12813.html   (715 words)

 'Poetry vs. Science': Positions
As yet there is a shrinking even from pure science, — that is, from all science which is not directly marketable; and while this is so, art must be still further postponed.
"Science is the great obsession of our age; we all render to it, often unconsciously, a sort of worship, and can not help but feel a kind of scorn for poetry.
"Like the poet, the man of science also must always be able to put himself in thought in the place of Nature, to learn how she acts, and to represent to himself what she might do if one should change the conditions of her action.
www.mith.umd.edu /courses/amvirtual/science/65.html   (513 words)

 1867 on Almondnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
On 1 January 1867, New Zealand issued its first revenue (fiscal) stamps for the...
Lord Palmerston, the prime minister, was opposed to parliamentary reform, and with his lack of support, the measure did not become law.
The Factory Extension Act, 1867 provision was made to restrict the hours during which children, young persons and women...
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 Popularizing Science (The Nation, January 10, 1867)
The popular lecturer on science is exposed to a third temptation: speaking usually on subjects with which his audiences have but very slight acquaintance, he is checked by no fear of competent criticism of his method, or of any immediate reply to loose or incorrect statements.
In speaking of the dangers which attend the process of making science familiar, people have no desire to gainsay the necessity of diffusing scientific information as widely as possible.
But in pursuing this desirable end, it is of primary importance that nothing but real science should be diffused, and that the methods of teaching employed should be, before everything, characterized by simplicity, fairness, and humility.
www.thenation.com /archive/detail/14157035   (169 words)

Perhaps most famous is Marie Curie, who helped to give birth to nuclear science.
She was a working mother who opened the science of radioactivity to the world.
Despite considerable progress made by women and girls in science and technology, studies today show that too many women still feel they learn and work in unfriendly or hostile environments and other technological workplaces.
www.iaea.org /Resources/Women/famous.html   (475 words)

 Deep Impact: Science: Tempel 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The comet was very well placed for its 1867 discovery thanks to its closest approach to Earth (0.568 AU) and its perihelion (1.562 AU), which occurred on May 15 and May 24, respectively.
The comet was first recognized as periodic in May of 1867 when C. Bruhns of Leipzig determined the orbital period to be 5.74 years.
By the time the final observations had been made of the 1867 apparition, the orbital period had been re-calculated to be 5.68 years.
deepimpact.umd.edu /science/tempel1.html   (800 words)

But once the abstract part of science was explained to me in terms of the concrete components, which we can measure in experiments, then it all seemed to make sense.
Nakamura loved science, and became interested in medicine as a high school student in Orinda (near Berkeley) while volunteering in hospitals.
Qilei was born in China and is the daughter of Youhong Hang and Weixing Han.
talentdevelop.com /science.html   (2386 words)

 Marie Curie - Biography
Marie Curie, née Maria Sklodowska, was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867, the daughter of a secondary-school teacher.
She succeeded her husband as Head of the Physics Laboratory at the Sorbonne, gained her Doctor of Science degree in 1903, and following the tragic death of Pierre Curie in 1906, she took his place as Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences, the first time a woman had held this position.
She retained her enthusiasm for science throughout her life and did much to establish a radioactivity laboratory in her native city - in 1929 President Hoover of the United States presented her with a gift of $ 50,000, donated by American friends of science, to purchase radium for use in the laboratory in Warsaw.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1903/marie-curie-bio.html   (653 words)

 Home—Engineering Science
Science Magazine’s April 20 issue has a long article by Jennifer Cousin and Greg Miller detailing the issue, and confirming many of the trends and factors we have discussed on this blog.
My experience with Science magazine is that the journalism staff is first rate, but they tend to stick to the establishment line of thought.
I've spoken to some National Science Board members about the issue, and the story I have gotten from them is that they are terrified that given full portability, students will all end up at some program other than their own.
blog.phds.org   (6113 words)

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