Noteworthy Quotes & Declaration
All things by immortal power,
Near and Far,
To each other linked are,
That thou canst not stir a flower
Without troubling of a star.
~Francis Thompson ~
"In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence."
"Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things."
"Plato is my friend — Aristotle is my friend — but my greatest friend is truth."
"If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants."
"I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men."
"I have not been able to discover the cause of those properties of gravity from phenomena, and I frame no hypotheses."
"To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty, and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things."
"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."
"I want to know God's thoughts,..... the rest are details...."
"I cannot believe that God would choose to play dice with the universe."
Declaration of Scientific Principle
When in the course of scientific endeavor, it becomes apparent that deeper truths exist, a decent respect to Nature requires that such truths be explored. We hold these truths to be scientifically approachable, that all forms of existence are interconnected, that they possess certain fundamental and unalienable properties. That to describe this interconnectedness and these properties, successive theories shall be constructed by mankind, deriving their explanatory and predictive powers from the approximations of laws of Nature. That whenever any theory becomes inadequate of these ends, it is the duties of mankind to modify it or to abolish it, and to establish new ones, laying the foundation on such principles and organizing the structures in such forms, as to mankind shall seem most likely to reflect their understanding and knowledge of Nature. In memory of Thomas Jefferson (October, 2003)
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