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#346166 - 04/26/11 10:53 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: 2x6spds]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
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"The sky is falling"
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#346174 - 04/26/11 11:17 AM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: 2x6spds]
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Originally Posted By: 2x6spds
(Quote by Trofim Lysenko)

Not everyone who makes scientific pronouncements is pronouncing scientific truth.

I take it that your point is that Lysenko, a prominent Soviet scientist of the early 20th century, was later exposed to be a fraud, to be doing bad science.

My rebuttal is that his work was exposed as fraudulent by his peers. Science moves on. He was a fly on the windshield, or to use another insect metaphor, a bug in the program that was identified and removed.
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#346247 - 04/26/11 07:31 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: 2x6spds]
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"There is not a woman in the world the possession of whom is as precious as that of the truths which she reveals to us by causing us to suffer" - Marcel Proust
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#346248 - 04/26/11 07:35 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: medic8r]
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Actually, it was more a problem of Cinderella's sisters' toes.

Lysenko forced facts to fit preconceived scientific theories in order to justify and give scientific force to the larger philosophical/socialist theories.
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#346256 - 04/26/11 08:26 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: 2x6spds]
tomtuttle Offline
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Geez, Jack's been talking to my wife, apparently.

Time isn't a commodity, something you pass around like cake. Time is the substance of life. When anyone asks you to give your time, they're really asking for a chunk of your life. - Antoinette Bosco
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#346261 - 04/26/11 09:05 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: tomtuttle]
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Head nodding.
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#349063 - 05/24/11 12:00 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: 2x6spds]
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"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind and tide. ... I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."

- Thomas Edison, in a 1931 conversation with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.
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#349067 - 05/24/11 12:47 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: medic8r]
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Hippie.
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#349071 - 05/24/11 01:48 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: MarkSJohnson]
medic8r Offline
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Edison had some other good ones. My other favorite, which was my sig here for a while, is:

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
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#378988 - 06/22/12 01:32 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: medic8r]
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"The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize that in life, they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
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