More From Edward Thorndike
- "Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature."
- "Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals."
- "Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology."
More In Science
- "It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their position in academic economics merely by the pretense that the differences are entirely moral questions about which science cannot decide."― Friedrich August von Hayek
- "Science doesn’t in the slightest depend on trust. It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself."― Walter Gilbert
- "Since Hiroshima and the Holocaust, science no longer holds its pristine place as the highest moral authority. Instead, that role is taken by human rights. It follows that any assault on Jewish life – on Jews or Judaism or the Jewish state – must be cast in the language of human rights."― Jonathan Sacks