Jacob Bronowski

Jacob Bronowski (18 January 1908 – 22 August 1974) was a British mathematician and biologist of Polish-Jewish origin. He is best remembered as the presenter and writer of the 1973 BBC television documentary series, The Ascent of Man.

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Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.Rate it:
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.Rate it:
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.Rate it:
Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.Rate it:
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.Rate it:
Power is the by-product of understanding.Rate it:
That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.Rate it:
The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.Rate it:
The University is a Mecca to which students come with something less than perfect faith. It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies they are not here to worship what is know, but to question it.Rate it:
The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.Rate it:
The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.Rate it:
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.Rate it:

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