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Scientist Quotations Index for Initial W

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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J. A. L. Waddell
Conrad Hal Waddington
Jane Wagner
Selman Waksman
Greg Walden
Paul Walden
Wilhelm von Waldeyer
George Wald
Lech Wałęsa
Alice Walker
Charles Walker
Madame C.J. Walker
Francis A. Walker
Jennifer Walker
John Walker
William H. Walker
Thomas Walkington
Alfred Russel Wallace
Anthony F.C. Wallace
Bruce Wallace
David Rains Wallace
John Aikman Wallace
Lance A. Wallace
Graham Wallas
Sir Barnes Wallis
Claudia Wallis
John Wallis
Earl Horace Walpole
Sir Hugh Walpole
James J. Walsh
Izaak Walton
Taylor Wang
Ian Warden
Barbara Ward
William Arthur Ward
Edward Waring
Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming,
Sylvia Townsend Warner
Earl Warren
Henry White Warren
Robert Penn Warren
George Washington
Benjamin Waterhouse
Frank Waters
William Alexander Waters
Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt
James Watson
John B. Watson
Lyall Watson
Thomas Augustus Watson
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
Bill Watterson
Alan W. Watts
Isaac Watts
James Watt
Evelyn Waugh
Warren Weaver
Lord Robert Webb-Johnstone
Beatrice Martha Webb
Ernst Heinrich Weber
Max Weber
Wilhelm Eduard Weber
Daniel Webster
Noah Webster
Carl Wedl
David Weeks
Alfred L. Wegener
Charles Eugène Wegmann
Karl Weick
Franz Weidenreich,
Karl Weierstrass,
Carl Weigert
Andrι Weil
Hermann Klaus Hugo Weil
Simone Weil
Alvin Weinberg
Gerald M. Weinberg
Steven Weinberg
Jonathan Weiner
Mark David Weiser
August Weismann,
Mikaela Weisse
Victor Weisskopf
Charles Weissmann
Gerald Weissmann
Eric W. Weisstein
Paul Weitz
Joesph Weizenbaum
Chaim Weizmann
Richard E. Welch
William Henry Welch
Arthur Mellen Wellington
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
Carolyn Wells
Herbert George (H.G.) Wells
Larry Wendling
Abraham Werner
Alfred Werner
Max Wertheimer
Scott Westerfeld
Edward Westermarck
Frank Henry Westheimer
George Westinghouse
James West
Nathanael West
Rebecca West
Hermann Weyl
Frank W. Weymouth
Richard Whately
Douglas P. Wheeler
James Rignall Wheeler
John Wheeler
Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Allen Wheelis
William Whewell
E.P. Whipple
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
William Whiston
Alfred North Whitehead
Henry Whitehead
Andrew White
Canvass White
E.B. White
Gilbert White
Henry Seely White
Lynn T. White, Jr.
Robert W. White
Stephen White
Stewart E. White
Wiliam F. White
Charles Otis Whitman
Walt Whitman
Frank Whitmore
Eli Whitney,
Josiah Dwight Whitney,
Mary Watson Whitney
Willis R. Whitney
Tom Whittaker
Edward Whitten
William Allen Whitworth
Benjamin Whorf
Lancelot Law Whyte
William H. Whyte
Robert Whytt
Egon Wiberg
William Wickenden
Emil Wiechert
Norbert Wiener
Wilhelm Wien
Elie Wiesel
Jerome B. Wiesner
Eugene Paul Wigner
Samuel Wilberforce
Frank Wilczek
Harris Hawthorne Wilder
Raymond Louis Wilder
Oscar Wilde
Andrew Wiles
John Noble Wilford
David Wilkinson
John Wilkins
Maurice Wilkins
Sir Samuel Wilks
Sir William Willcocks
Alexander William Williamson
Marianne Williamson
William Crawford Williamson
Donald E. Williams
H. H. Williams
Robin Williams
Tennessee Williams
Terry Tempest Williams
N.P. Willis
Thomas Willis,
Wendell Willkie
Robert Aris Willmott
Richard Willstδtter
George F. Will
Ian Wilmut
Alan Wilson
Alexander Wilson
Colin Wilson
Earl Wilson
Edmund Beecher Wilson,
Edward O. Wilson
George Wilson
Harold Wilson
John Wilson
John Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
Robert Woodrow Wilson
Tuzo Wilson
William Wilson
General William Wilson
Woodrow T. Wilson
David L. Wingate
Clemens Alexander Winkler
Arthur Winter
Jay Winter
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Johannes Wislicenus
William Dwight Witney
Ludwig Wittgenstein
P. G. Wodehouse
Friedrich Wφhler
Ken Wohletz
Fred Alan Wolfe
Gene Wolfe
Thomas Wolfe
Tom Wolfe
Caspar Friedrich Wolff
William Hyde Wollaston
Donald A. Wollheim
Lewis Wolpert
John Wooden
Joseph H. Woodger
Frederic Wood Jones
Arthur Woods
Granville T. Woods
Tiger Woods
John Woodward
Robert Burns Woodward
H.C. Wood
Robert W. Wood
Robert Coldwell Wood
Alfred M. Worden
William Wordsworth
Walter Percy Workman
Donald Worster
Sir Christopher Wren
Sir Almroth Wright
Austin Tappan Wright
Chauncey Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Milton Wright
Orville Wright
Robert Alan Wright
Sewall Wright
Steven Wright
Thomas Wright
Wilbur Wright
William Wrigley, Jr.
Dorothy M. Wrinch
Movie Writer
Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich,
Wilhelm Wundt
Richard Saul Wurman
Charles-Adolphe Wurtz
Chien-Shiung Wu
Ralph Wyckoff,
John Allan Wyeth
Nathaniel Wyeth
Robert Wyland
Jeffries Wyman
Hans Wynberg
Ernest L. Wynder
Ernst Ludwig Wynder
John W. Wyndham

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)

Quotations about: • Atomic  Bomb • Biology • Chemistry • Deforestation • Engineering • Anatomy • Astronomy • Bacteria • Biochemistry • Botany • Conservation • Dinosaur • Environment • Fractal • Genetics • Geology • History of Science • Invention • Jupiter • Knowledge • Love • Mathematics • Measurement • Medicine • Natural Resource • Organic Chemistry • Physics • Physician • Quantum Theory • Research • Science and Art • Teacher • Technology • Universe • Volcano • Virus • Wind Power • Women Scientists • X-Rays • Youth • Zoology  ... (more topics)
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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
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Samuel Morse
John Wheeler
Nicolaus Copernicus
Robert Fulton
Pierre Laplace
Humphry Davy
Thomas Edison
Lord Kelvin
Theodore Roosevelt
Carolus Linnaeus
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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
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Pierre Fermat
Edward Wilson
Johannes Kepler
Gustave Eiffel
Giordano Bruno
JJ Thomson
Thomas Kuhn
Leonardo DaVinci
David Hume
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Andreas Vesalius
Rudolf Virchow
Richard Feynman
James Hutton
Alexander Fleming
Emile Durkheim
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Hooke
Charles Kettering
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Carl Sagan
James Maxwell
Marie Curie
Rene Descartes
Francis Crick
Michael Faraday
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
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John Watson
Rosalind Franklin
Michio Kaku
Isaac Asimov
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Florence Nightingale
Isaac Newton

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