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Quotations Worth Reading
Thought these would be of excellent use to the list:
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." -- P.B. Medawar, 1969,
_Induction and Intuition in Scientific Thought_.
"Objectivity cannot be equated with mental blankness; rather,
objectivity resides in recognizing your preferences and then subjecting
them to especially harsh scrutiny-and also in a willingness to revise or
abandon your theories when the tests fail (as they usually do)." --
Stephen Jay Gould in the essay "The Proof of Lavoisier's Plates" (from
_The Lying Stones of Marrakech: Penultimate Reflections in Natural
History_, Harmony Books, 368 pages, reprinted from _Natural History_).
"The primary role of the geologist is to recognize the existence of
phenomena before trying to explain them." -- B.M. Keilhau, 1828.
Jaime A. Headden
Little steps are often the hardest to take. We are too used to making leaps
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do. We should all
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
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