„It ain't always rocket science, sometimes a door is just a door.“

—  James Rollins, buch The Judas Strain

Quelle: The Judas Strain

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James Rollins1
amerikanischer Veterinärmediziner und Autor 1961

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„Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences.“

—  Galileo Galilei Italian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer 1564 - 1642

As quoted in Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance (2008) by Timothy Rasinski and Lorraine Griffith, p. 64, but in fact a quotation by Roger Bacon: Et harum scientiarum porta et clavis est Mathematica, "And of these sciences the door and key is mathematics", from Bacon's Opus Majus (1267) https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=UfqcGd8NOFsC&pg=PA97&lpg=PA97&dq=%22porta+et+clavis%22+opus+majus&source=bl&ots=nGgt2Lhxqe&sig=88kIPB5EAKAKtm0APk6J5OrS1D0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiU36D2gIbLAhVBWBQKHSW9CKgQ6AEINDAE#v=onepage&q=%22porta%20et%20clavis%22%20opus%20majus&f=false.

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„True science discovers God in an ever-increasing degree — as though God were waiting behind every door opened by science.“

—  Pope Pius XII 260th Pope of the Catholic Church 1876 - 1958

address http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius12/P12EXIST.HTM to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, 22 November 1951
quoted in Time, 3 December 1951
quoted by Dan Brown, Angels and Demons, page 44

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„Science, when applied to personal relationships, is always just wrong.“

—  E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970

Letter 231, to W. J. H. Sprott, 28 June 1923
Selected Letters (1983-1985)

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„This is not rocket science. When a kid who has never killed anyone in his life goes on a rampage and looks like the Terminator, he's a video gamer.“

—  Jack Thompson (attorney) American activist and disbarred attorney 1951

[2007-04-20, Were video games to blame for massacre?, Winda Benedetti, MSNBC, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18220228/, 2014-11-18]

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„I have always loved science museums in particular—the interactive hands-on museums ... They just exude creativity.“

—  Kathryn D. Sullivan American geologist and NASA astronaut 1951

Kathryn D. Sullivan (2020) cited in " What We Lose When We Lose Museums https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/at-work/education/what-we-lose-when-we-lose-museums" on IEEE Spectrum, 9 November 2020.

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„Science doesn't always go forwards. It's a bit like doing a Rubik's cube. You sometimes have to make more of a mess with a Rubik's cube before you can get it to go right.“

—  Jocelyn Bell Burnell British scientist 1943

Beautiful Minds (2010)
Kontext: Science doesn't always go forwards. It's a bit like doing a Rubik's cube. You sometimes have to make more of a mess with a Rubik's cube before you can get it to go right. You build up this picture of what there is and you believe it to be true and you work with this picture and you refine it but sometimes you have to abandon the picture. Sometimes you discover the picture you thought you had, that everybody thought we had, actually turns out to be wrong.

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„No flamboyant phrase, just straightforward science.“

—  Peter Franken American physicist 1928 - 1999

describing Ted Maiman's paper announcing the first operational laser. In an interview http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/4612.html by Joan Bromberg on March 8, 1985, at University of Arizona. Niels Bohr Library & Archives, American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD USA.
Kontext: It is a fantastic letter. Very understated. He calls it an optical maser, it’s as if a maser was made to run in the optical. No flamboyant phrase, just straightforward science.

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