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    Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great
    scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute read more

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

by Frank Zappa Found in: Scientists Quotes,
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We journalists... are also extremely impressed with scientists, and we will, frankly, print just about any wacky thing they tell read more

We journalists... are also extremely impressed with scientists, and we will, frankly, print just about any wacky thing they tell us, especially if it involves outer space.

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May every young scientist remember... and not fail to keep his eyes open for the possibility that an irritating failure read more

May every young scientist remember... and not fail to keep his eyes open for the possibility that an irritating failure of his apparatus to give consistent results may once or twice in a lifetime conceal an important discovery.

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It sounds paradoxical to say the attainment of scientific truth has been effected, to a great extent, by the help read more

It sounds paradoxical to say the attainment of scientific truth has been effected, to a great extent, by the help of scientific errors

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And computers are getting smarter all the time: scientists tell us that soon they will be able to talk to read more

And computers are getting smarter all the time: scientists tell us that soon they will be able to talk to us. (By they I mean computers: I doubt scientists will ever be able to talk to us.)

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Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid.

Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid.

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After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved,
science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, read more

After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved,
science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and
form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.

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What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying read more

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.

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A good scientist is a person in whom the childhood quality of perennial curiosity lingers on. Once he gets an read more

A good scientist is a person in whom the childhood quality of perennial curiosity lingers on. Once he gets an answer, he has other questions.

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