Wednesday, August 31, 2005


There are moments in life when you actually realize why you are doing what in particular you are doing. Although these epiphanies are few and far between for me, here are some really cool science quotes that "light my fire," so to say.

"The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."
-Albert Einstein

"All scientific work is incomplete-whether it be observational or experimental. All scientific work is liable to be upset or modified by advancing knowledge. That does not confer upon us a freedom to ignore the knowledge we already have, or to postpone the action that it appears to demand at a given time. Who knows, asked Robert Browning, but the world may end tonight? True, but on available evidence most of us make ready to commute on the 8.30 next day."
-Sir Austin Bradford Hill

That second quote alone makes me want to be an epidemiologist. Powerful!

1 comment:

citystreams said...

Hey~ I read those chapters, but I guess I wasn't sure what you meant. Which verses specifically stuck out to you? Maybe we have different translations. :o) Love ya, ~Cinner~