Inquiring Quotes (4 quotes)
Science has the job, first of all, of enabling the inquiring mind to feel at home in a mysterious universe.
Sir Isaac Newton and Dr. Bentley met accidentally in London, and on Sir Isaacs inquiring what philosophical pursuits were carrying on at Cambridge, the doctor repliedNonefor when you go a hunting Sir Isaac, you kill all the game; you have left us nothing to pursue.Not so, said the philosopher, you may start a variety of game in every bush if you will but take the trouble to beat for it.
The sight of day and night, and the months and the revolutions of the years, have created number and have given us conception of time, and the power of inquiring about the nature of the Universe.
[Tom Bombadil is] an exemplar, a particular embodying of pure (real) natural science: the spirit that desires knowledge of other things, their history and nature, because they are other and wholly independent of the enquiring mind, a spirit coeval with the rational mind, and entirely unconcerned with doing anything with the knowledge: Zoology and Botany not Cattle-breeding or Agriculture. Even the Elves hardly show this: they are primarily artists.