Disagree Quotes (6 quotes)
A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point.
Eugene Dubois is no hero in my book, if only because I share the spirit of his unorthodoxies, but disagree so strongly with his version, and regard his supporting arguments as so weakly construed and so willfully blind to opposing evidence (the dogmatist within is always worse than the enemy without).
First you guess. Dont laugh, this is the most important step. Then you compute the consequences. Compare the consequences to experience. If it disagrees with experience, the guess is wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science. It doesnt matter how beautiful your guess is or how smart you are or what your name is. If it disagrees with experience, its wrong. Thats all there is to it.
Humans everywhere share the same goals when the context is large enough. And the study of the Cosmos provides the largest possible context . If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another . If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth.
I think all this superstring stuff is crazy and is in the wrong direction. I dont like that theyre not calculating anything. I dont like that they dont check their ideas. I dont like that for anything that disagrees with an experiment, they cook up an explanation It doesnt look right.
The worst primary school scolding I ever received was for ridiculing a classmate who asked, Whats an atom? To my third graders mind, the question betrayed a level of ignorance more befitting a preschooler, but the teacher disagreed and banned me from recess for a week. I had forgotten the incident until a few years ago, while sitting in on a quantum mechanics class taught by a Nobel Prizewinning physicist. Midway through a brutally abstract lecture on the hydrogen atom, a plucky sophomore raised his hand and asked the very same question. To the astonishment of all, our speaker fell silent. He stared out the window for what seemed like an eternity before answering, I dont know.