Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck.
— (via intensional)
There must be no barriers for freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, The Open Mind, p. 114 (1955)
Quoted by Carl R. Woese and Nigel Goldenfeld in “How the Microbial World Saved Evolution from the Scylla of Molecular Biology and the Charybdis of the Modern Synthesis” [Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. March 2009 vol. 73 no. 1, p.14](via mucholderthen)
Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
— J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via bluemavor)