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Max Planck
(1858-1947) born on
Apr 23
German physicist. He pioneered modern physics by proposing the quantum theory, 1900-01; won 1918 Nobel Prize.
         
   
F
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.

R
Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.
A
Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.' It is a quality which the scientist cannot dispense with.
N
We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
K
An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
R: "Where is Science Going?," 1932.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "The Universe in the Light of Modern Physics."
K: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
   


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