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posted Jan 29, 2015, 11:56 PM by Ranmini Perera   [ updated Jan 26, 2018, 9:47 AM by Upali Salpadoru ]
Albert Einstein.

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be
fought with sticks and stones."
-   Albert Einstein.

Fig. 1  Albert Einstein as a young man. 

Akira Endo

  • “The Indigo dyer wears white trousers”.  

Dr.Akira  (Jap)  Date of Birth14/11/1933  had  a very high blood cholesterol level.  He managed to reduce it by a controlled diet and exercise. The above is the reply he gave when asked why he did not use the drug he discovered to reduce cholesterol.

Einstein Albert.

         Alcohol              Drinking alcohol is a recipe of stupidity”

Atom Bomb        "If only I had known, I would have become a watch maker"

Himself               "Berliners are betting on me like a prime laying hen I am not certain I can still                              lay eggs"     1914

Marriage             "Marriage is an unsuccessful attempt to make something out of an accident" 

Science               "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it"

         Space                "In the absence of gravity, matter and energy there is no space and time"  idea                                      borrowed from Leibnitz and Ernest Kretshmann.

         Work                 "I work like a horse even though the cart does not move very far from the spot"
         God                   “God does not play dice”

                         "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of                                     human weakness"

        World                "Most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible"
                                 "No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment                                       can prove me wrong."

        Religion            "Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind"

Bible                 "The bible is a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are                                  nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation can change"

Human stupidity "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure                              about the universe." -  

         Arthur C Clerk

                                 "Any advance technology is indistinguishable from magic."    

  • Richard Feynman Noble Laureate Physics. 1918 - 1988.

     " If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generations of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is the atomic hypothesis (or the atomic fact, or whatever you wish to call it) thatall things are made of atoms--little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another. In that one sentence, you will see, there is an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied..."

“It’s because someone knows something about it that we can’t talk about physics. It’s the things that nobody knows about that we can discuss. We can talk about the weather; we can talk about the social problems;…psychology…international finance…so it’s the subject that nobody knows that we can all talk about”

"I think, I can safely say that , nobody understands quantum mechanics"

Richard Feynman   Noble Laureate.


" The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!'but 'That's funny..."  

Isaac Asimov

Lord Kelvin          

Max Plank
"A 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."

Sir Martin Rees.

We have now entered a unique century, the first in the 45 million centuries of Earth's history in which  our species would determine -for good or ill - the entire planets future"

Fig.3   President Royal Astronomical Society.

Neils Bohr-    If you are not astonished by Quantum mechanics , then you have not understood it.


Alternative medicine
          From the book."Ultimate Wellness.
"You might have been prescribed medicines, therapies herbs and supplements by professionals and you might also  have added in things you buy over the counter which you have read in a magazine or  internet or you have been told about by a friend. If this sounds like you the dangers are obvious.” ……         
 Prof. Kerryn Phelps,  Former President Australian Medical Association.


The advantages of a career in life should not be estimated exclusively by the standard of dollars and cents, as is too often done. Man has just cause for regret when he sows and no one reaps”.  

Charles Goodyear  The discoverer of the vulcanization process of rubber.


It's all right to sleep with a hypothesis. But you should never get

married to one.                                                             



1. "Art is I. Science is WE."- Claude Bernard.

2.  To one it is a high heavenly goddess to another it's a cow that produces them with butter. 

      Schiller and Goethe.

3.  In science one tries to tell the people in such a way as to be

     understood by everyone.something that no  one knew.before.But in the

     case of poetry it is the exact opposite.                       Paul Dirac

4.  To one it's a high heavenly Goddess.To  another it is a cow that

     provide them with milk and butter.                             Schiller  and  Goethe

  • Theory 

1.Every scientific truth has three stages. First people say itconflicts the Bible. Next it had been discovered before. Lastlythat they always believed in     it conflicts the Bible. Next it had been discovered before.        Lastly that    they always believed in it          

Louis Agassiz (Sw) 1807 to1873

2. In science one tries to tell the people in such a way as to be

    understood by everyone.something that no  one knew.before.But in the

    case of poetry it is the exact opposite.                       Paul Dirac

To one it's a high heavenly Goddess.To  another it is a cow that

provide them with milk and butter.                             Schiller  and  Goethe

  • Scientist

1. A scientist is not someone who gives right answers.He is one who asks

    the right questions.                                                    Claude Lewie Strauss  Fr.

2. Oath of the Scientist

"I swear to use my scientific knowledge for the good of Humanity. I promise never to harm any person in my search for enlightenment.

I shall be courageous and careful in my quest for greater knowledge about the mysteries that surround us. I shall not use scientific knowledge for my own personal gain or give it to those who seek to destroy the wonderful planet on which we live.

If I break this oath, may the beauty and wonder of the Universe forever remain hidden "

In the young adult book George's Secret Key to the Universe, authors and Stephen Hawkin and his daughter  Lucy Hawking introduce the "Oath of the Scientist.