[SCEN167 logo] Fall 1996 Tech Quote Submissions

Quotations related to Science and Technology

Submitted by SCEN103 class, Fall 1996
"Science Concepts behind High Technology"

Listed in order received...

(The Bad!)
Technology is cool.

Beavis and Butthead, MTV
Submitted by: Corey Abrams (10/2/96)

(The Good?)
Science is simply common sense at its best- that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.

Found in Best Quotations for All Occasions, Reproduced by Faucett Publications Inc. Arranged and edited by: Lewis C. Henry.
Submitted by: Adrienne Chromowsky (10/3/96)

(The Bad!)
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.

Found in Best Quotations for All Occasions, Reproduced by Faucett Publications Inc. Arranged and edited by: Lewis C. Henry.
Submitted by: Adrienne Chromowsky (10/3/96)

(The Bad!)
We are always talking about being together, and yet whatever we invent destroys the family, and makes us wild, touchless beasts feeing on Technicolor prairie and rivers.

EDWARD DAHLBERG (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic
Found in Microsoft Bookshelf Quotations
Submitted by: Bridget Hunt (10/3/96)

(The Bad!)
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on Science and Technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

Found at: Doug Turner's Quotation Server
Submitted by: Jason Brooks (10/3/96)

(The Bad!)
But what...is it good for?

Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, commenting on the microchip (1968).
Found at Virtual Presidio Technology Quotes page
Submitted by: Sam Share (10/3/96)

(The Bad!)
In health of mind and body, men should see with their own eyes, hear and speak without trumpets, walk on their feet, not on wheels, and work and war with their arms, not with engine-beams, nor rifles warranted to kill twenty men at a shot before you can see them.

JOHN RUSKIN (1819-1900); English art critic, author
Found in Microsoft Bookshelf Quotations
Submitted by: Allie Hanichka (10/6/96)

Medicine is magical and magical is art, think of the boy in the bubble and the baby with the baboon heart.

Submitted by: Joshua Lee (10/8/96)

(The Future)
Jane, stop this crazy thing!

George Jetson, of The Jetsons, while being thrown around the skywalk.
Submitted by: Rebecca Gansert (10/22/96)

A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.
Dr. Who, from Quotes: Science at BFM (The Netherlands)
Submitted by: Dan McDonnell (12/10/96)

The following were found in A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations
Submitted by: Ron Palimere (12/18/96)

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
JOHN PAUL II, Pope (Karol Wojtyla) (1920-) b. Wadowice, Poland
James Reston, Galileo, A Life, HarperCollins, NY, 1994, p 461. (1)

There are many examples of old, incorrect theories that stubbornly persisted, sustained only by the prestige of foolish but well-connected scientists. ... Many of these theories have been killed off only when some decisive experiment exposed their incorrectness. .. Thus the yeoman work in any science, and especially physics, is done by the experimentalist, who must keep the theoreticians honest.
Michio Kaku Hyperspace, Oxford University Press, 1995, p 263. (1)

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
Quoted in: K. Eric Drexler Engines of Creation: the Coming Era of Nanotechnology, Bantam, New York, 1987, p 231. (1)

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