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Alexander Unzicker | Physics has lost its grip on the ground

"Physics has lost its grip on the ground. For every anomaly, scientists pull a new parameter out of a hat instead of trying to understand the underlying principles. They have accumulated more than 30 "natural constants": all values that no one can explain."

Alexander Unzicker

Werner Heisenberg | This mathematical scheme had for me a magical attraction

"I found in the formulae. which were the results of my collaboration with Kramers, a mathematics which in a certain sense worked automatically, independently of all physical models. This mathematical scheme had for me a magical attraction, and I was fascinated by the thought that perhaps here could be seen the first threads of an enormous net of deep-set relations."

Werner Heisenberg

Lawrence Krauss | asking the right experimental questions

"We do not know whether we are on the right track and whether we are even asking the right experimental questions. But we have no choice but to continue with all our might."

Lawrence Krauss

Carl Sagan | Imagination will often carry us to worlds

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."

Carl Sagan

Vicco von Bülow | Men have more imagination!

"Men have more imagination! A woman would never have flown to the moon. That's a purely male idea. If women ruled us, we might not have satellite TV, but we would have saved a lot of money."

Vicco von Bülow

Hans Herbert von Arnim | legitimizing power despite its democratic shortcomings

"The political class is supported by the many-thousand-voiced chorus of those who are committed to it by the already accomplished or still hoped-for awarding of offices and dignities. The proof of deficiencies is made difficult at the outset by the fact that there is an abundance of thought patterns (paradigms), formulas and theories that support the basic ideological thesis of the quasi-automatic functioning of the system. They seek to close the gap between norm and reality not by improving reality, but by interpreting the norm laxly or by obfuscating reality. Serving the cause of legitimizing power despite its democratic shortcomings: scientific paradigms, political formulas, scientific theories, prohibitions of thought and language (= "political correctness"), stagings of reality and the so-called political education (...) If one does not let oneself be blinded by the blinkered paradigms and political formulas saber and does not let the way to knowledge be shifted by glossing over theories, then one recognizes that the two basic principles of our form of government, public welfare and democracy, are realized by the existing system only to a very limited extent."

Hans Herbert von Arnim

Rudolf Steiner | to an intolerable tyranny

"What would be in store for mankind, for example, if one wanted to take advantage of the fear of bacilli and create regulations of a legal nature against the fight against bacilli. ( ) It is impossible to control all this, but it would lead to impossible conditions, to an intolerable tyranny."

Rudolf Steiner

Carl Sagan on the importance of science education

"We've arranged a society based on science and technology, in which nobody understands anything about science technology. And this combustible mixture of ignorance and power, sooner or later, is going to blow up in our faces. Who is running the science and technology in a democracy if the people don't know anything about it? ... Science is more than a body of knowledge, it's a way of thinking. A way of skeptically interrogating the universe with a fine understanding of human fallibility. If we are not able to ask skeptical questions, to interrogate those who tell us that something is true, to be skeptical of those in authority, then we're up for grabs for the next charlatan, political or religious, who comes ambling along."

Carl Sagan

Thomas Sowell | Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant

"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. Even countries that were once more prosperous than their neighbors have found themselves much poorer than their neighbors after just one generation of socialistic policies."

Thomas Sowell

Dr. Daniel und Bernadette Skubik | A driving drum rhythm in excess

"A driving drum rhythm in excess of three to four beats per second will put the brain into a state of stress, regardless if the listener likes or dislikes the music. And when the brain is in this stressful state, it will release opioids—a group of natural hormones that function like morphine—to help return itself to normal equilibrium and sense of well-being. These natural opioids, if experienced often enough, can be addicting, creating in the listener the continual desire for that ‘high’ somewhat like the high runners experience."

Dr. Daniel und Bernadette Skubik

Peter Schiff | the most incompetent economists

"Soon investors will realize that the most incompetent economists in the world work for central banks. The second most incompetent economists work for government. The third most incompetent work for major universities and the forth most incompetent work for large investment banks."

Peter Schiff

Ralph Waldo Trine | The doctor of the future

"The time will come when the work of the physician will not be to treat and attempt to heal the body, but to heal the mind, which in turn will heal the body. The true physician will be a teacher; his or her work will be to keep people well, instead of trying to heal them after sickness."

Ralph Waldo Trine

Paul Claudel | Truth has nothing to do

"Truth has nothing to do with the number of people it convinces."

Paul Claudel

Gustav Kuschinsky | If it is claimed

"If it is claimed that a substance has no side effects, then there is a strong suspicion that it does not have any principal effect."

Gustav Kuschinsky

George Bernard Shaw | In the Middle Ages people believed that the earth was flat

"In the Middle Ages people believed that the earth was flat, for which they had at least the evidence of their senses: we believe it to be round, not because as many as one per cent of us could give the physical reasons for so quaint a belief, but because modern science has convinced us that nothing that is obvious is true, and that everything that is magical, improbable, extraordinary, gigantic, microscopic, heartless, or outrageous is scientific."

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw | We are more gullible and superstitious today

"We are more gullible and superstitious today than we were in the Middle Ages, and an example of modern credulity is the widespread belief that the Earth is round. The average man can advance not a single reason for thinking that the Earth is round. He merely swallows this theory because there is something about it that appeals to the twentieth century mentality."

George Bernard Shaw

Dr. Erik Verlinde | For me gravity doesn’t exist

"We’ve known for a long time gravity doesn’t exist, it’s time to yell it."

Dr. Erik Verlinde

BioNTech | Fear of considerable liability claims

"We may not be able to demonstrate sufficient efficacy or safety of our COVID-19 vaccine and/or variant-specific formulations to obtain permanent regulatory approval in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, or other countries where it has been authorized for emergency use or granted conditional marketing approval. Significant adverse events may occur during our clinical trials or even after receiving regulatory approval, which could delay or terminate clinical trials, delay or prevent regulatory approval or market acceptance of any of our product candidates."

BioNTech

Neville T. Jones | the world is supposedly rotating at 1,039 mph at the equator

"Whilst we sit drinking our cup of tea or coffee the world is supposedly rotating at 1,039 mph at the equator, whizzing around the Sun at 66,500 mph, hurtling towards Lyra at 20,000 mph, revolving around the centre of the 'Milky Way' at 500,000 mph and merrily moving at God knows what velocity as a consequence of the 'Big Bong.' And not even a hint of a ripple on the surface of our tea, yet tap the table lightly with your finger and ... !"

Neville T. Jones

Dr. Rudolph Virchow | If I could live my life over again

"If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat-diseased tissue-rather than being the cause of dead tissue. In other words, mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant."

Dr. Rudolph Virchow

Isaac Newton | so great an absurdity that

"[…]that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking can ever fall into it."

Isaac Newton

David McGowan | The Moon Landing is essentially the adult version of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.

"[The Moon Landing] is essentially the adult version of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. What primarily motivates them is fear. But it is not the lie itself that scares people; it is what that lie says about the world around us and how it really functions. For if NASA was able to pull off such an outrageous hoax before the entire world, and then keep that lie in place for four decades, what does that say about the control of the information we receive? What does that say about the media, and the scientific community, and the educational community, and all the other institutions we depend on to tell us the truth? What does that say about the very nature of the world we live in?"

David McGowan

David Bellamy | Global warming is part of a natural cycle

"Global warming is part of a natural cycle and there’s nothing we can actually do to stop these cycles. The world is now facing spending a vast amount of money in tax to try to solve a problem that doesn’t actually exist."

David Bellamy

Graham Hancock | a new era of the Inquisition

"If this is how science operates, by silencing those who express opposing views rather than by debating with them, then science is dead and we are in a new era of the Inquisition."

Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock | I believe we are a species with amnesia

"I believe we are a species with amnesia, I think we have forgotten our roots and our origins. I think we are quite lost in many ways. And we live in a society that invests huge amounts of money and vast quantities of energy in ensuring that we all stay lost. A society that invests in creating unconsciousness, which invests in keeping people asleep so that we are just passive consumers or products and not really asking any of the questions."

Graham Hancock

Werner Koczwara | radio telescopes searching for intelligent life are pointing away from Earth

"Have you ever noticed that the dishes and radio telescopes searching for intelligent life are pointing away from Earth?"

Werner Koczwara