Quotes: Science, Scientists

(a field in which scientists try to prolong the lives of people so they will have time to pay for the gadgets that are invented for them)

science (s) (noun), sciences (pl)
1. The systematic observation of natural events and conditions in order to discover facts about them and to formulate laws and principles based on these facts.
2. The state or fact of knowing; knowledge or cognizance of something specified or implied; also, with wider reference, knowledge as a personal attribute.
3. Knowledge acquired by study; acquaintance with or mastery of any area of learning.
4. Etymology: from Latin scientia, from scire, "to know".
scientist (s) (noun), scientists (pl)
1. Someone who has expert knowledge of one or more of the sciences: especially, natural or physical sciences.
2. A person who has studied science and who is active in a particular field of investigation: For example, there are soil, marine, and computer scientists.


If you consider the contribution of plumbing to human life, the other sciences fade into insignificance.
—James Gorman

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
—Immanuel Kant

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