A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. Max Planck, A Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, 1949
There are so many American women who contributed in a very real way in pushing for the space program during the time in which there was a lot of competition to get into space first, and to know that there were African-American women who were integral in that success is pretty phenomenal.
Development of public trust is like the development of soil. Topsoil accumulates in millimeters per year, while centimeters can be lost in a single day. … The process [of consultation] must be transparent, absolutely honest, with real respect for the concerns of the people in the area. … If it succeeds, it will only be […]
Science has wonders far transcending those of superstition, and they are poor philosophers who try to bring Nature down to the level of their small capacities instead of striving to exalt those capacities to the height of creation’s truth. No savage, worshipping the most preposterous idol, ever believed greater absurdities than a modern sceptic, who […]
It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn’t get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man. – Richard P. Feynman