Barrington Moore, Jr
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Science Quotes by Barrington Moore, Jr (1 quote)
For the essence of science, I would suggest, is simply the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.
— Barrington Moore, Jr
In Robert Paul Wolff, Barrington Moore, Herbert Marcuse, A Critique of Pure Tolerance (1965), 55. Worded as 'Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope,' the quote is often seen attributed to C. P. Snow as in, for example, Richard Alan Krieger, Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal (2002), 314. If you know the time period or primary print source for the C.P. Snow quote, please contact Webmaster.