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Peter Medawar
(1915-1987) born on
Feb 28
English zoologist. He discovered that immunity is acquired in embryo; won Nobel Prize in medicine for work on immunity and skin grafts.
         
   
F
Among scientists are collectors, classifiers, and compulsive tidiers-up; many are detectives by temperament and many are explorers; some are artists and others artisans.

R
Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in. . . . Fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood.
A
The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
N
I cannot give any scientist of any age better advice than this: the intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not.
K
If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From an Internet collection of quotations.
R: "Pluto's Republic," "On 'The Effecting of All Things Possible,'" 1982.
A: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.
N: In "Friendly Advice," ed. Jon Winokur, 1990.
K: "The Act of Creation," in "New Statesman," 19 Jun 1964.
   


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