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Francis Bello
(19 Dec 1917 - 27 Jan 1987)

American science writer and editor who began writing articles for Fortune magazine in the 1940s, and became its science editor (1953-1960) then an editor of Scientific American until retiring in 1982. The subjects of his articles varied from high-energy physics to molecular biology. His writings earned him awards from the Albert Lasker Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Science Quotes by Francis Bello (4 quotes)

Facts alone, no matter how numerous or verifiable, do not automatically arrange themselves into an intelligible, or truthful, picture of the world. It is the task of the human mind to invent a theoretical framework to account for them.
— Francis Bello
In Francis Bello, Lawrence Lessing and George A.W. Boehm, Great American Scientists (1960, 1961), 116.
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Science is a boundless adventure of the human spirit, its insights afford terror as well as beauty, and it will continue to agitate the world with new findings and new powers.
— Francis Bello
In Francis Bello, Lawrence Lessing and George A.W. Boehm, Great American Scientists (1960, 1961), 4.
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The glory of science is not that it discovers “truth”; rather it advances inexorably by discovering and correcting error.
— Francis Bello
In Francis Bello, Lawrence Lessing and George A.W. Boehm, Great American Scientists (1960, 1961), 116.
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The intricate edifice of verifiable fact and tested theory that has been patiently created in just a brief few hundred years is man’s most solid achievement on earth.
— Francis Bello
In Francis Bello, Lawrence Lessing and George A.W. Boehm, Great American Scientists (1960, 1961), 117.
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