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How Good Is Your Science KQ?

[i.e. your Knowledge Quotient]

- About the Words of Scientists -

Peter Medawar (P.B. Medawar 1915 - 1987, British Zoologist) won (with Macfarlane Burnet) a Nobel Prize in 1960 for the discovery of acquired immunilogical tolerance. In addition to his fine scientific research he wrote essays for the general reader in which he often explained what science, the scientific method, and scientists are and are not. Amongst other things he wrote:
"A scientist must be freely imaginative and yet skeptical, creative and yet a critic. ... Among scientists are collectors, classifiers and compulsive tidiers-up; many are detectives by temperament and many are explorers, some are artists and others artisans."

The statements below were made by Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, and Louis Pasteur.

Can you identify who said what?
Quotation 1. "In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind."



Quotation 2. "I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale."


Quotation 3. "The theory of natural selection is grounded on the belief that each new variety, and ultimately each new species, is produced and maintained by having some advantage over those with which it comes into competition."



Quotation 4. "To myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."




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