Stamp Collecting Quotes (4 quotes)
All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting.
Taxonomy is often regarded as the dullest of subjects, fit only for mindless ordering and sometimes denigrated within science as mere stamp collecting (a designation that this former philatelist deeply resents). If systems of classification were neutral hat racks for hanging the facts of the world, this disdain might be justified. But classifications both reflect and direct our thinking. The way we order represents the way we think. Historical changes in classification are the fossilized indicators of conceptual revolutions.
That which is not measurable is not science. That which is not PHYSICS is stamp collecting.