It is hard to imagine that in this immense universe there aren’t countless planets with some form of life. That life is likely to be very different from our own, given the major role of random chance in the evolution of life. All we know about our kind of life based on carbon chemistry is that it developed very easily and quickly on Earth once the conditions were right. We also know that the chemicals needed for our kind of life, including amino acids, are very plentiful in space. We just have not found any evidence yet for extraterrestrial life because of the immense distances between stars.
—  Victor Stenger

“In moral science that which cannot be understood is not always profitless. For the soul awakes, a trembling stranger, between two dim eternities—the eternal past, the eternal future. The light shines only on a small space around her; therefore, she needs must yearn towards the unknown; and the voices and shadowy movings which come to her from out the cloudy pillar of inspiration have each one echoes and answers in her own expecting nature.”
  ―   Harriet Beecher Stowe

People didn’t treat me as someone with science ambitions… They treated me as someone they thought was going to mug them, or who was a shoplifter. I’d be in a department store and security would follow me. Taxis wouldn’t stop for me. And I was just glad I had something to think about other than how society was treating me…
Teachers would say ‘You should join this or that team’, not the physics club. My fuel tank had been stoked since I was nine, but it took some energy to overcome this resistance. I wondered if there was a lost generation of people who succumbed because their fuel tanks were a little smaller than mine.
The Signs as Bill Nye the Science Guy Quotes


“We are a result of evolution, and therefore so are our creations—both the not-so-good and very good. It’s glorious.”


“The Earth is not 6,000 or 10,000 years old. It’s not. And if that conflicts with your beliefs, I strongly feel you should question your beliefs.” 


“To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.”


“Science is the best idea humans have ever had.” 


“The natural world is a package deal; you don’t get to select which facts you like and which you don’t.” 


“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” 


“They avoid the exploration of evolution, because it reminds us all that humankind may not be that special in nature’s scheme. What happens to other species also happens to us.” 


“The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.”


“How did we let an ideological resistance to inquiry become such a prominent part of our society?” 


“When we see the shadow on our images, are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It’s like time travel problems in science fiction. When is now; when was then?”


“Humor is everywhere, in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.”


“They’re gonna bury me in a bow-tie aren’t they.”

Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.

Quote by Russian-born, American writer and scientist, Isaac Asimov.

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