More From Walter Gilbert
- "The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought."
- "Science doesn’t in the slightest depend on trust. It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself."
- "Scientists tend to be skeptical, but the weakness of the community of science is that it tends to move into preformed establishment modes that say this is the only way of doing science, the only valid view."
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- "Liberal that I am, I support health-care reform on its merits alone. My liberal blood boils, for example, when I read that half of the personal bankruptcies in this country are brought on, in part, by medical expenses."― Thomas Frank
- "Once somebody is known, it seems as though anybody anywhere can say anything about them. Whereas if I simply stopped someone in the street and criticised their clothes, their work, their parents, their inner being, I’d be sued and I’d be thrown in prison."― Steven Patrick Morrissey
- "You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself."― Alan Alda