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.
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
―John F. Kennedy
"Loyola College Alumni Banquet, Baltimore, Maryland, February 18, 1958," box 899, Senate Speech Files, John F. Kennedy Papers, Pre-Presidential Papers, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
“The problem of responsibility would have a meaning only if we had been consulted before our birth and had consented to be precisely who we are.”
The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
“Of course, we need not be surprised if artistic excellence goes unrecognized on account of being unknown; but there should be the greatest indignation when, as often, good judges are flattered by the charm of social entertainments into an approbation which is a mere a pretence.”
Book III, Introduction, Sec. 3 - The Ten Books On Architecture
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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.