Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Quote of the Day

From Carl Sagan:

"I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true."

(Note: the spaceship Paul and his friends live on is named after Sagan.)

5 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

nice quote Sandra!

Nisa said...

Oh I love that quote. Isn't that the truth.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I'm glad you enjoy it, Christine and Nisa!

Ann said...

Great quote! But ideas and beliefs are always changing with each new discovery, right?

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Ann, yes, our ideas about the world do evolve with science, but perhaps not as much as you might think. For instance, Einstein's discoveries about relativity and space-time didn't mean Newton's laws of physics were overturned; we just realized they work slightly differently in space than they do on Earth. If one experiment generates a new idea, that idea has to fit with what's already been shown experimentally. Does that make sense?

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