John Ziman Quotes (4 quotes)
“...the 'size' of science has doubled steadily every 15 years. In a century this means a factor of 100. For every single scientific paper or for every single scientist in 1670, there were 100 in 1770, 10,000 in 1870 and 1,000,000 in 1970.”
John M. Ziman (1976). The Force of Knowledge: The Scientific Dimension of Society. Cambridge University Press. p. 56-57. ISBN 0-521-09917-X.
“A new scientific theory is seldom stated with such clarity by its original author, and usually takes many years to creep into public conciousness.”
John M. Ziman (1976). The Force of Knowledge: The Scientific Dimension of Society. Cambridge University Press. p. 98. ISBN 0-521-09917-X.
“Ethics is not just an abstract intellectual discipline. It is about the conflicts that arise in trying to meet real human needs and values.”
Ziman, John M. Why must scientists become more ethically sensitive than they used to be?, Science, December 4, 1998.
“All of us have moments in our childhood where we come alive for the first time. And we go back to those moments and think, This is when I became myself.”
"Conversations with Rita Dove", edited by Earl G. Ingersoll, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2003, p. 137, "Brushed by an Angel's Wings, Grace Cavalieri, 1995" - ISBN: 9781578065509
“O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.”
―William Butler Yeats
Brown Penny. - The Green Helmet and Other Poems (1910)
“Some hae meat and canna eat, - And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.”
The Kirkcudbright Grace (1790)
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Born: May 16, 1925
Died: January 2, 2005 (aged 79)
Bio: John Michael Ziman was a physicist and a humanist who worked in the area of condensed matter physics. He was a spokesman for science, as well as a teacher and author.