Celebrating 20 Years on the Web
TODAY IN SCIENCE HISTORY ®
Find science on or your birthday

Today in Science History - Quickie Quiz
Who said: “Environmental extremists ... wouldn’t let you build a house unless it looked like a bird’s nest.”
more quiz questions >>
Home > Category Index for Science Quotations > Category Index S > Category: Solving

Solving Quotes (6 quotes)

A multidisciplinary study group ... estimated that it would be 1980 before developments in artificial intelligence make it possible for machines alone to do much thinking or problem solving of military significance. That would leave, say, five years to develop man-computer symbiosis and 15 years to use it. The 15 may be 10 or 500, but those years should be intellectually the most creative and exciting in the history of mankind.
From article 'Man-Computer Symbiosis', in IRE Transactions on Human Factors in Electronics (Mar 1960), Vol. HFE-1, 4-11.
Science quotes on:  |  Alone (312)  |  Artificial Intelligence (8)  |  Computer (127)  |  Creative (138)  |  Develop (268)  |  Development (425)  |  Do (1908)  |  Exciting (48)  |  History (675)  |  History Of Mankind (13)  |  Intellectual (255)  |  Intelligence (213)  |  Machine (260)  |  Man (2249)  |  Mankind (340)  |  Military (41)  |  Most (1729)  |  Possible (554)  |  Problem (680)  |  Say (984)  |  Significance (113)  |  Study (656)  |  Symbiosis (4)  |  Thinking (415)  |  Use (766)  |  Year (932)

Marxists are more right than wrong when they argue that the problems scientists take up,. the way they go about solving them, and even the solutions they arc inclined to accept, arc conditioned by the intellectual, social, and economic environments in which they live and work.
In Mankind Evolving: The Evolution of the Human Species, 128. As cited in Ted Woods & Alan Grant, Reason in Revolt - Dialectical Philosophy and Modern Science (2003), Vol. 2, 183.
Science quotes on:  |  Accept (192)  |  Arc (12)  |  Argue (23)  |  Condition (357)  |  Economic (81)  |  Environment (216)  |  Inclined (41)  |  Intellectual (255)  |  Live (629)  |  More (2559)  |  Problem (680)  |  Right (452)  |  Scientist (826)  |  Social (252)  |  Solution (269)  |  Solution. (53)  |  Way (1216)  |  Work (1352)  |  Wrong (234)

Post-operatively the transplanted kidney functioned immediately with a dramatic improvement in the patient’s renal and cardiopulmonary status. This spectacular success was a clear demonstration that organ transplantation could be life-saving. In a way, it was spying into the future because we had achieved our long-term goal by bypassing, but not solving, the issue of biological incompatibility.
Referring to the pioneering first kidney transplant. It was well-matched since it was between twins. In Nobel Lecture (8 Dec 1990). Printed in Tore Frδngsmyr and Jan Lindsten (eds.), Nobel Lectures, Physiology or Medicine 1981-1990 (1993).
Science quotes on:  |  Achievement (180)  |  Biological (137)  |  Demonstration (115)  |  Dramatic (17)  |  Function (229)  |  Future (433)  |  Goal (146)  |  Immediate (95)  |  Immediately (114)  |  Improvement (110)  |  Incompatibility (3)  |  Issue (42)  |  Kidney (18)  |  Life (1801)  |  Long (789)  |  Long-Term (10)  |  Operation (213)  |  Organ (116)  |  Patient (199)  |  Renal (4)  |  Spectacular (18)  |  Status (34)  |  Success (303)  |  Term (349)  |  Transplant (12)  |  Transplantation (4)  |  Way (1216)

Probably the most important skill that children learn is how to learn. … Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. This is a mistake.
In 'Observing the Brain Through a Cat's Eyes', Saturday Review World (1974), 2, 132.
Science quotes on:  |  Answer (366)  |  Child (309)  |  Children (200)  |  Importance (288)  |  Learn (632)  |  Learning (274)  |  Mistake (170)  |  Most (1729)  |  Problem (680)  |  Remember (179)  |  Remembering (7)  |  Skill (109)  |  Solve (130)

Reflexion is careful and laborious thought, and watchful attention directed to the agreeable effect of one’s plan. Invention, on the other hand, is the solving of intricate problems and the discovery of new principles by means of brilliancy and versatility.
Vitruvius
In De Architectura, Book 1, Chap 2, Sec. 2. As translated in Morris Hicky Morgan (trans.), Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture (1914), 14.
Science quotes on:  |  Agreeable (19)  |  Attention (191)  |  Careful (24)  |  Direct (225)  |  Discovery (786)  |  Effect (394)  |  Genius (285)  |  Intricate (29)  |  Invention (378)  |  Laborious (14)  |  Mean (809)  |  Means (580)  |  New (1218)  |  Other (2236)  |  Plan (117)  |  Principle (511)  |  Problem (680)  |  Reflection (91)  |  Thought (956)  |  Versatile (6)  |  Versatility (5)

What renders a problem definite, and what leaves it indefinite, may best be understood from mathematics. The very important idea of solving a problem within limits of error is an element of rational culture, coming from the same source. The art of totalizing fluctuations by curves is capable of being carried, in conception, far beyond the mathematical domain, where it is first learnt. The distinction between laws and co-efficients applies in every department of causation. The theory of Probable Evidence is the mathematical contribution to Logic, and is of paramount importance.
In Education as a Science (1879), 151-152.
Science quotes on:  |  Art (657)  |  Being (1278)  |  Best (459)  |  Beyond (308)  |  Capable (168)  |  Causation (14)  |  Coming (114)  |  Conception (154)  |  Contribution (88)  |  Culture (144)  |  Curve (49)  |  Definite (110)  |  Department (92)  |  Distinction (72)  |  Domain (69)  |  Element (310)  |  Error (321)  |  Evidence (249)  |  First (1284)  |  Fluctuation (14)  |  Idea (846)  |  Importance (288)  |  Indefinite (20)  |  Law (895)  |  Limit (281)  |  Logic (287)  |  Mathematics (1333)  |  Paramount (10)  |  Problem (680)  |  Rational (91)  |  Render (93)  |  Theory (972)  |  Understanding (514)  |  Understood (156)  |  Value Of Mathematics (60)


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)
Sitewide search within all Today In Science History pages:
Visit our Science and Scientist Quotations index for more Science Quotes from archaeologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, inventors and inventions, mathematicians, physicists, pioneers in medicine, science events and technology.

Names index: | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Categories index: | 1 | 2 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |
- 100 -
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
Euclid
Ralph Emerson
Robert Bunsen
Frederick Banting
Andre Ampere
Winston Churchill
- 80 -
John Locke
Bronislaw Malinowski
Bible
Thomas Huxley
Alessandro Volta
Erwin Schrodinger
Wilhelm Roentgen
Louis Pasteur
Bertrand Russell
Jean Lamarck
- 70 -
Samuel Morse
John Wheeler
Nicolaus Copernicus
Robert Fulton
Pierre Laplace
Humphry Davy
Thomas Edison
Lord Kelvin
Theodore Roosevelt
Carolus Linnaeus
- 60 -
Francis Galton
Linus Pauling
Immanuel Kant
Martin Fischer
Robert Boyle
Karl Popper
Paul Dirac
Avicenna
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
- 40 -
Pierre Fermat
Edward Wilson
Johannes Kepler
Gustave Eiffel
Giordano Bruno
JJ Thomson
Thomas Kuhn
Leonardo DaVinci
Archimedes
David Hume
- 30 -
Andreas Vesalius
Rudolf Virchow
Richard Feynman
James Hutton
Alexander Fleming
Emile Durkheim
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Hooke
Charles Kettering
- 20 -
Carl Sagan
James Maxwell
Marie Curie
Rene Descartes
Francis Crick
Hippocrates
Michael Faraday
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
- 10 -
Aristotle
John Watson
Rosalind Franklin
Michio Kaku
Isaac Asimov
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Florence Nightingale
Isaac Newton


by Ian Ellis
who invites your feedback
Thank you for sharing.
Today in Science History
Sign up for Newsletter
with quiz, quotes and more.