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Scientist Quotations Index for Initial C

This dictionary includes science quotes from archaeologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, inventors and inventions, mathematicians, physicists plus pioneers in medicine, science events and technology.

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Pierre-Jean-Georges Cabanis
John Cage
Santiago Ramσn y Cajal
Nigel ( David Ritchie) Calder
Charles Caldwell
William H. Caldwell
Simon Cameron
Douglas Houghton Campbell
John W(ood) Campbell, Jr.
Malcolm Campbell
Norman Robert Campbell
Thomas Campbell
Stanislao Cannizzaro
Annie Jump Cannon
Walter Bradford Cannon
Georg Cantor
Karel Čapek
Arthur L(eonard) Caplan
Fritjof Capra
Girolamo Cardano
Orson Scott Card
Henry Charles Carey
Samuel Warren Carey
George Carlin
Chester F. Carlson
Elof A. Carlson
Thomas Carlyle
Rudolf Carnap
(5th) Earl of Carnarvon
Andrew Carnegie
Lazare-Nicolas-Marguerite Carnot
Sadi Carnot
Wallace Hume Carothers
Alexis Carrel
Lewis Carroll
William Herbert Carruth
Jimmy Carr
Rachel Carson
Howard Carter
President Jimmy Carter
Matt Cartmill
Nancy Cartwright
Dorothy Caruso
Carl Gustav Carus
Paul Carus
George Washington Carver
David C. Cassidy
Barbara Castle
William Ernest Castle
Fidel Castro
James McKeen Cattell
Raymond Cattell
Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy
Bonaventura Cavalieri
Camilla Cavendish
Henry Cavendish
Duchess Margaret Lucas Cavendish of Newcastle
Arthur Cayley
Sir George Cayley
Bennett Cerf
Vinton G. Cerf
Sir James Chadwick
John Chafee
Sir Ernst Boris Chain
Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin
Robert Chambers
Nicholas Chamfort
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Octave Chanute
Charles V. Chapin
Edwin Hubbell Chapin
Charlie Chaplin
Frank M. Chapman
Nathaniel Chapman
Jean-Martin Charcot
Erwin Chargaff
Jacques-Alexandre-Cιsar Charles
Charles, Prince of Wales
Claude-Joseph-Dιsirι Charnay
Pierre Charron
Alexander Chase
Vicomte Franηois-Renι de Chateaubriand
Geoffrey Chaucer
Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Shiing-shen Chern
Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Edward Colin Cherry
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Geoffrey F. Chew
Charles Manning Child
Hong-Yee Chiu
Avram Noam Chomsky
Frιdιric Chopin
Fujio Cho
Agatha Christie
Walter Chrysler
Chuang Tzu
Charles Churchill
Winston Churchill
Arthur Harry Church
Francis P. Church
Steven Chu
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Lord Edward Clarendon
Arthur C(harles) Clarke
John Hessin Clarke
Jeremy Clarkson
Brian Clark
Albert Claude
Rudolf Clausius
Calvin C. Clawson
Agnes Mary Clerke
William Kingdon Clifford
President Bill Clinton
Hans Cloos
Preston Cloud
William Cobbett
Frances Power Cobbe
William Gemmell Cochran
Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau
Jean Baptiste Coffinhal du Bail
R.P.T. Coffin
I. Bernard Cohen
Chapman Cohen
David X. Cohen
Morris Raphael Cohen
Paul Joseph Cohen
Julius Cohnheim
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Abraham Coles
Samuel Coley
J. Norman Collie
R. G. Collingwood
Francis S. Collins
Mortimer Collins
Francesco Marla Pompeo Colonna
Charles Caleb Colton
Gardner Quincy Colton
Christopher Columbus
David E. Comings
David H. Comins
Arthur Holly Compton
John Henry Comstock
John Lee Comstock
Isidore Auguste Marie Franηois Xavier Comte
James B. Conant
Edward U. Condon
Marquis Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat Condorcet
John Conduitt
Sir William Congreve
Edwin Grant Conklin
Pete Conrad
John Constable
The Constitution of the United States
Viscountess Anne Conway
William Conybeare
Beano Cook
Denton A. Cooley
John Calvin Coolidge
Julian Lowell Coolidge
William Coolidge
Sir Astley Paston Cooper
James Fennimore Cooper
Peter Cooper
William Cooper
Nicolaus Copernicus
Irving M. Copi
Allan MacLeod Cormack
Carl Erich Correns
Archbishop Michael Corrigan
Roger Cotes
Carl Bernhard von Cotta
Charles-Augustin de Coulomb
Charles Alfred Coulson
William Thomas Councilman
Archibald Scott Couper
Richard Courant
Bernard Courtois
Norman Cousins
Victor Cousin
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Robert R. Coveyou
David Murray Cowie
Abraham Cowley
William Cowper
Donald J. Cram
George W. Crane
Stephen Crane
Mrs. Edward Craster
Seymour R. Cray
Robert P. Crease
Lorenz Crell
Michael Crichton
Francis Crick
Robert X. Cringely
Lιon Croizat
James Croll
Samuel Crompton
Oliver Cromwell
Jeremy Cronin
Axel Fredrik Cronstedt
Sir William Crookes
T.W.H. Crosland
Roy Albert Crowson
Paul Crutzen
William Cullen
Richard Cumberland
Bruce F. Cummings
Franz Cumont
Will Cuppy
Eve Curie
Marie Curie
Pierre Curie
Bruce Curran
Heber Curtis
Cardinal Nicholas de Cusa
Harvey Cushing
Baron Georges Cuvier

Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
Quotations by: • Albert Einstein • Isaac Newton • Lord Kelvin • Charles Darwin • Srinivasa Ramanujan • Carl Sagan • Florence Nightingale • Thomas Edison • Aristotle • Marie Curie • Benjamin Franklin • Winston Churchill • Galileo Galilei • Sigmund Freud • Robert Bunsen • Louis Pasteur • Theodore Roosevelt • Abraham Lincoln • Ronald Reagan • Leonardo DaVinci • Michio Kaku • Karl Popper • Johann Goethe • Robert Oppenheimer • Charles Kettering  ... (more people)

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- 100 -
Sophie Germain
Gertrude Elion
Ernest Rutherford
James Chadwick
Marcel Proust
William Harvey
Johann Goethe
John Keynes
Carl Gauss
Paul Feyerabend
- 90 -
Antoine Lavoisier
Lise Meitner
Charles Babbage
Ibn Khaldun
Ralph Emerson
Robert Bunsen
Frederick Banting
Andre Ampere
Winston Churchill
- 80 -
John Locke
Bronislaw Malinowski
Thomas Huxley
Alessandro Volta
Erwin Schrodinger
Wilhelm Roentgen
Louis Pasteur
Bertrand Russell
Jean Lamarck
- 70 -
Samuel Morse
John Wheeler
Nicolaus Copernicus
Robert Fulton
Pierre Laplace
Humphry Davy
Thomas Edison
Lord Kelvin
Theodore Roosevelt
Carolus Linnaeus
- 60 -
Francis Galton
Linus Pauling
Immanuel Kant
Martin Fischer
Robert Boyle
Karl Popper
Paul Dirac
James Watson
William Shakespeare
- 50 -
Stephen Hawking
Niels Bohr
Nikola Tesla
Rachel Carson
Max Planck
Henry Adams
Richard Dawkins
Werner Heisenberg
Alfred Wegener
John Dalton
- 40 -
Pierre Fermat
Edward Wilson
Johannes Kepler
Gustave Eiffel
Giordano Bruno
JJ Thomson
Thomas Kuhn
Leonardo DaVinci
David Hume
- 30 -
Andreas Vesalius
Rudolf Virchow
Richard Feynman
James Hutton
Alexander Fleming
Emile Durkheim
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Hooke
Charles Kettering
- 20 -
Carl Sagan
James Maxwell
Marie Curie
Rene Descartes
Francis Crick
Michael Faraday
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
- 10 -
John Watson
Rosalind Franklin
Michio Kaku
Isaac Asimov
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Florence Nightingale
Isaac Newton

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