Quotes by John B. S. Haldane

John B. S. Haldane

British scientist, writer

Alive from: 1892-1964

Category: Science | Writers (Contemporary)

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    A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
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    I wish I had the voice of Homer to sing of rectal carcinoma.
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    In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
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    My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
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    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.
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    Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.
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    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.
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    While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.
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