„Scientist believe in things, not in person“

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French-Polish physicist and chemist 1867 - 1934

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„I am a reasonably emotional person, and I see no reason why that's incompatible with being a scientist.“

—  Robert M. Sapolsky American endocrinologist 1957

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Context: I am a reasonably emotional person, and I see no reason why that's incompatible with being a scientist. Even if we learn about how everything works, that doesn't mean anything at all. You can reduce how an impala leaps to a bunch of biomechanical equations. You can turn Bach into contrapuntal equations, and that doesn't reduce in the slightest our capacity to be moved by a gazelle leaping or Bach thundering. There is no reason to be less moved by nature around us simply because it's revealed to have more layers of complexity than we first observed.
The more important reason why people shouldn't be afraid is, we're never going to inadvertently go and explain everything. We may learn everything about something, and we may learn something about everything, but we're never going to learn everything about everything. When you study science, and especially these realms of the biology of what makes us human, what's clear is that every time you find out something, that brings up ten new questions, and half of those are better questions than you started with.

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„Do I personally believe in a personal God? No.“

—  Nick Cave Australian musician 1957

Interview in the Guardian in 2009. Nick Cave on the Death of Bunny Munroe. The Guardian Books Podcast, September 11, 2009. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2009/sep/10/nick-cave-bunny-munro
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„Everyone here would die for the sake of truth. Everyone here lies constantly for the tiniest chance of personal gain. This is what it means to be a scientist.“

—  Greg Egan Australian science fiction writer and former computer programmer 1961

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„I've always believed that a person is smart. It's people that are stupid.“

—  Marilyn Manson, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

Source: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

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„Until a character becomes a personality it cannot be believed.“

—  Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966

As quoted in Seven Minutes : The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon (1998) by Norman M. Klein. p. 48
Context: Until a character becomes a personality it cannot be believed. Without personality, the character may do funny or interesting things, but unless people are able to identify themselves with the character, its actions will seem unreal. And without personality, a story cannot ring true to the audience.

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„I personally believe that war is highly unlikely.“

—  Kliment Voroshilov Soviet military commander 1881 - 1969

June 9, 1927. Quoted in "Forging Stalin's Army: Marshal Tukhachevsky and the Politics of Military Innovation" - Page 57 - by Sally W. Stoecker - 1999

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„I'm still not that familiar with it [Intelligent Design]. I'm more familiar with it than most people, but nowhere near as familiar with it as a genuine expert in the subject. I don't pretend to be a scientist. I'm the person who moderates the discussion between and among the scientists.“

—  Ben Stein actor, writer, commentator, lawyer, teacher, humorist 1944

Interviews: Ben Stein is Expelled! Christianity Today Movies, Christianity Today Movies: Interview with Ben Stein, 15 April 2008, 2008-04-18 http://www.christianitytoday.com/movies/interviews/benstein.html,

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