We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. -Albert Einstein
A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said ‘What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.’ The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, ‘What is the turtle standing on’ ‘You’re very clever, young man, very clever,’ said the little old lady. ‘But it’s turtles all the way down.’
– Stephen William Hawking
“All numbers are multiples of one, all sciences converge to a common point, all wisdom comes out of one center, and the number of wisdom is one.”
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
— Stephan Leacock – Humorist, Political Scientist, Teacher, Writer