Murray Gell-Mann

Most challenges to scientific orthodoxy are wrong, A lot of them are crank. But it happens from time to time that a challenge to scientific orthodoxy is actually right. And the people who make that challenge face a terrible situation.

— Murray Gell-Mann

The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
Immanuel Kant

“Philosophy of science without scientific input is empty, while science without philosophical guidance is blind.”

Immanuel Kant
Max Planck 1933

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

Max Planck

The faith in miracles must yield, step by step, before the steady and firm advance of the facts of science, and its total defeat is undoubtedly a matter of time.

Max Planck

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

— Albert Einstein
Einstein’s 1921 nobel prize photo

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

– Albert Einstein
Jack Bruce (of Cream)

What’s it all about?

Anyone in doubt?

I don’t want to go until I’ve found it all out.

— N.S.U. by Jack Bruce
Sheldon Glashow

the historical connection between experimental physics and theory has been lost …

– Sheldon Glashow
George Ellis

physics ain’t what it used to be

– George Ellis
Karl Popper

schism in physics

– Karl Popper
Isaac Newton

“Gravity must be caused by an Agent acting constantly according to certain laws; but whether this Agent be material or immaterial, I have left to the Consideration of my readers.”

Isaac Newton

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