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James William Fulbright
(9 Apr 1905 - 9 Feb 1995)

American statesman whose name is remembered in the Fulbright international scholarship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. In 1946, Fulbright, senator representing Arkansas (1945-75) introduced the legislation to enable it to be established. He was also a staunch supporter of the creation of the United Nations, and opposed the McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee.

Science Quotes by James William Fulbright (3 quotes)

In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but its effects.
— James William Fulbright
Speech to the U.S. Senate (21 Apr 1966). In Tristram Coffin, Senator Fulbright; Portrait of a Public Philosopher (1966), 12.
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Science has radically changed the conditions of human life on earth. It has expanded our knowledge and our power but not our capacity to use them with wisdom.
— James William Fulbright
In Old Myths and New Realities (1964).
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What a curious picture it is to find man, homo sapiens, of divine origin, we are told, seriously considering going underground to escape the consequences of his own folly. With a little wisdom and foresight, surely it is not yet necessary to forsake life in the fresh air and in the warmth of sunlight. What a paradox if our own cleverness in science should force us to live underground with the moles.
— James William Fulbright
'The Effect of the Atomic Bomb on American Foreign Policy', address to the Foreign Policy Association, New York City, 20 Oct 1945. Congressional Record 2 Nov 1945, 91, Appendix, p. A4654.
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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
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