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J. B. S. Haldane
(1892-1964) born on
Nov 05
Scottish mathematical biologist. He wrote "Daedalus; Or, Science And The Future."
         
   
F
I am quite sure that our views on evolution would be very different had biologists studied genetics and natural selection before and not after most of them were convinced that evolution had occurred.

R
I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
A
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.
N
Cancer's a Funny Thing:
I wish I had the voice of Homer
To sing of rectal carcinoma,
Which kills a lot more chaps, in fact,
Than were bumped off when Troy was sacked . . .
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:
R: Possible Worlds and Other Papers
A: Closing words of "Science and Theology as Art-Forms" in Possible Worlds and Other Essays (1927).
N: Written while mortally ill with cancer. JBS," (Ronald Clark)
K: Possible Worlds, "The Duty of Doubt" (1927).
   


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