More From Stephen Jay Gould
- "Goethe died in 1832. As you know, Goethe was very active in science. In fact, he did some very good scientific work in plant morphology and mineralogy. But he was quite bitter at the way in which many scientists refused to grant him a hearing because he was a poet and therefore, they felt, he couldn’t be serious."
- "Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within."
- "Death is the ultimate enemy – and I find nothing reproachable in those who rage mightily against the dying of the light."
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- "I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can’t really do much with those in a fantasy setting."― Elizabeth Moon
- "I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it’s the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part."― Jean M. Auel
- "Women tend to be more intuitive, or to admit to being intuitive, and maybe the hard science approach isn’t so attractive. The way that science is taught is very cold. I would never have become a scientist if I had been taught like that."― Jane Goodall