10 Funny Science Quotes


“We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.”
— Werner von Braun

“If I could remember the names of all these particles, I’d be a botanist.”
— Albert Einstein

“Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.”
— Evan Esar, Esar’s Comic Dictionary

“Torture numbers, and they’ll confess to anything.”
— Greg Easterbrook

“If your result needs a statistician then you should design a better experiment.”
— Ernest Rutherford

“When I die, I’m leaving my body to science fiction.”
— Steven Wright

“Crash programs fail because they are based on theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby in a month.”
— Wernher von Braun

“The Union of Concerned Scientists says the Bush administration manipulates and suppresses science. The administration points out that the Union of Bought and Paid for Scientists disagrees.”
— fark.com

“No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer.”
— Thomas Browne (1605-82), English physician and writer

“Should we force science down the throats of those that have no taste for it? Is it our duty to drag them kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century ? I am afraid that it is.”
— George Porter (1920- ), British chemist

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