Happy Birthday to the man, the legend, the badass: Carl Sagan.
He would have turned 78 today.
"I’m not pro life just because of my catholic faith but also reason and science."
– Paul Ryan
"As a scientist, it’s always a good feeling to obtain confirming evidence for something you had strongly suspected was true. Curiosity has just taken us there. But it’s an even better feeling to find evidence that conflicts with long-held ideas. Over its usable life, Curiosity will almost surely take us there too."
Neil deGrasse Tyson reacts to the news that Mars Rover Curiosity discovered evidence of an ancient stream on Mars, in an email to The Huffington Post.
Happy Birthday, Pavlov!
"In some strange way, any new fact or insight that I may have found has not seemed to me as a ‘discovery’ of mine, but rather something that had always been there and that I had chanced to pick up."
Indian-American astrophysicist, Nobel laureate.
At age 19, Chandra paved the way for the study of black holes by predicting that stars heavier than a certain critical limit would collapse into infinitely dense “singularities.”
Photo: University of Chicago
"If it does not change everything, why waste your time doing the study?"
When asked by a theologian, “What inference might one draw about the nature of God from a study of his works?” eminent British population geneticist J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964) replied: “An inordinate fondness for beetles.”
-Statement from Neil Armstrong’s family today, the day of his death: http://huff.to/OgsyNE
"I am already a half starving man. To preserve my brains I want food and this is my first consideration. Any sympathetic letter from you will be helpful to me here to get a scholarship either from the university of from the government."
"The isness of things is well worth studying; but it is their whyness that makes life worth living."
"Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born."
– Albert Einstein (via sagansense)
"My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer."
– Neil deGrasse Tyson (via rebeccasearles)