John Burdon Sanderson Haldane


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  • ''In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.''
    J.B.S. (John Burdon Sanderson) Haldane (1892-1964), British scientist. "God-Makers," The Inequality of Man (1932).
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  • ''My own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.''
    J.B.S. (John Burdon Sanderson) Haldane (1892-1964), British scientist. Possible Worlds, "Possible Worlds," (1927).
  • ''Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.''
    J.B.S. (John Burdon Sanderson) Haldane (1892-1964), British scientist. Possible Worlds, title essay (1927).
  • ''My own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.''
    J.B.S. (John Burdon Sanderson) Haldane (1892-1964), British scientist. Possible Worlds, "Possible Worlds," (1927).
  • ''A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.''
    J.B.S. (John Burdon Sanderson) Haldane (1892-1964), British scientist. Quoted in New York Times (June 13, 1948).
  • ''Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.''
    J.B.S. (John Burdon Sanderson) Haldane (1892-1964), British scientist. "Science and Politics," Possible Worlds (1927).
  • ''The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms.''
    J.B.S. (John Burdon Sanderson) Haldane (1892-1964), British scientist. "Science and Theology as Art-Forms," Possible Worlds and Other Essays (1927). Closing words.
  • ''While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.''
    J.B.S. (John Burdon Sanderson) Haldane (1892-1964), British scientist. "The Duty of Doubt," Possible Worlds (1927).

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