Friday, December 12, 2008

Great quote from Brian Josephson

“One of my guiding principles…has been the scientist’s motto ‘Take nobody’s word for it (nullius in verba) a corollary of which is that if scientists as a whole denounce an idea this should not necessarily be taken as proof that the said idea is absurd: rather, one should examine carefully the alleged grounds for such opinions and judge how well these stand up to detailed scrutiny”

--Brian Josephson, the Noble Laureate whose “Josephson Junctions began as a theory which sprang from his profound understanding of superconductivity and quantum tunneling

This from Imagining the Tenth Dimension by Rob Bryanton

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