Robert Sapolsky Quote
“I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.”
Sapolsky, Robert (1997). The Trouble With Testosterone. New York: Scribner. pp. 286. ISBN 068483409X.
“Get it wrong, and we call it a cult. Get it right, in the right time and the right place, and maybe, for the next few millennia, people won't have to go to work on your birthday.”
Sapolsky on Religion, Human Behavioral Biology 150/250 (Spring 2002)
“Some Poor grad student pressing on the flanks of a hamster and out comes a doctorate on the other side”
On explaining the Lordosis effect
“Get it wrong, and we call it a cult. Get it right, and maybe, for the next few millennia, people won't have to go to work on your birthday.”
Robert Sapolsky, Biology 150/250, Spring 2002, Human Behavioral Biology. Retrieved on 2009-07-06.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRobert Sapolsky
Born: 1957 (age 60)
Bio: Robert Maurice Sapolsky is an American neuroscientist, professor of biology and neuroscience at Stanford University, researcher and author. He is currently Professor of Biological Sciences, and Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and, by courtesy, Neurosurgery, at Stanford University. In addition, he is a Research Associate at the National Museums of Kenya.
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