Tidiness Quotes (3 quotes)
A taxonomy of abilities, like a taxonomy anywhere else in science, is apt to strike a certain type of impatient student as a gratuitous orgy of pedantry. Doubtless, compulsions to intellectual tidiness express themselves prematurely at times, and excessively at others, but a good descriptive taxonomy, as Darwin found in developing his theory, and as Newton found in the work of Kepler, is the mother of laws and theories.
Fortunately, a scientists worth is judged on the basis of his accomplishments, not the tidiness of his work habits.
I think it is not irreligion but a tidiness of mind, which rebels against the idea of permeating scientific research with a religious implication.