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Science & Math quotes

Science & Math quotes

You know what seems odd to me? Numbers that aren't divisible by two.

"I can't explain this. I think it's obvious, though."
-- an MIT Algebraic Geometry professor, March 17, 2000

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.
-- Isaac Newton
If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders.
-- Hal Abelson
In computer science, we stand on each other's feet.
-- Brian K. Reid

Life is complex. It has real and imaginary parts.

Math is like love; a simple idea, but it can get complicated.
-- R. Drabek

The number you have dialed is imaginary. Please multiply by 'i' and dial again.

Zenophobia: The irrational fear of convergent sequences.

Math was always my bad subject. I couldn't convince my teachers that many of my answers were meant ironically.
-- writer Calvin Trillin

Algebraic symbols are used when you do not know what you are talking about.

A physics joke:
"Energy equals milk chocolate square"

Old mathematicians never die; they just lose some of their functions.

Mathematics: A tentative agreement that two and two make four.
-- Elbert Hubbard

My mother is a mathematician, so she knows how to induce good behavior.
"If I've told you n times, I've told you n+1 times...."

Here lies Harry,
Harry lives no more,
What Harry thought was H2O,
Was H2SO4.

Science may be described as the art of systematic oversimplification.
-- Karl Popper

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research,would it?
-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) [German physicist]

Gravitation can not be held resposible for people falling in love.
-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) [German physicist]

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.
-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) [German physicist]

... Two most common elements in the universe: Hydrogen & Stupidity.