God said, “div D = ρ, div B = 0, curl E = - ðB/ðt, curl H = J + ðD/ðt,”
and there was light.
This ingenious statement by atheist-physicist Brent Meeker is my favourite science quotation.
It was used in 2002 when I was on Vic Stenger’s discussion site, avoid-l.
Here are some more science-related quotations from among many dozens I have been collecting for years. What are your best science-related quotes?
“The first key to wisdom is assiduous and frequent questioning ... For by doubting we come to inquiry, and by inquiry we arrive at truth.” Peter Abelard (1079-1142) c. 1120.
“The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do.” Galileo Galilei
Socrates: “There is only one good, Knowledge, and only one evil, Ignorance.”
René Descartes: “We buy the right to reject only with the effort we make to understand”.