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"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge." -
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Top 5 quotes from Thomas Edison
"Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged."
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
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"There's a way to do it better - find it."
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Top 5 quotes from Science
"Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good."
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"All theoretical chemistry is really physics; and all theoretical chemists know it."
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"