Freeman Dyson quotes

Source:  Goodreads, date indeterminate

“We must be careful not to discourage our twelve-year-olds by making them waste the best years of their lives preparing for examinations.”
Freeman Dyson, Infinite in All Directions

“Science is my territory, but science fiction is the landscape of my dreams.”
Freeman Dyson, Imagined Worlds

“The public has a distorted view of science because children are taught in school that science is a collection of firmly established truths. In fact, science is not a collection of truths. It is a continuing exploration of mysteries.”
Freeman Dyson

“It is our task, both in science and in society at large, to prove the conventional wisdom wrong and to make our unpredictable dreams come true”
Freeman Dyson

“A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible.”
Freeman Dyson

“The glory of science is to imagine more than we can prove.”
Freeman Dyson

“We do not need to have an agreed set of goals before we do something ambitious!”
Freeman Dyson, From Eros to Gaia

“It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be
approached without some humor and some bewilderment.”
Freeman Dyson, Disturbing the Universe

“The whole point of science is that most of it is uncertain. That’s why science is exciting–because we don’t know. Science is all about things we don’t understand. The public, of course, imagines science is just a set of facts. But it’s not. Science is a process of exploring, which is always partial. We explore, and we find out things that we understand. We find out things we thought we understood were wrong. That’s how it makes progress.”
Freeman Dyson



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