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Джордж Уолд


George Wald

Фотография Джордж Уолд (photo George Wald)

День рождения: 18.11.1906 года
Возраст: 90 лет
Место рождения: Нью Йорк, США
Дата смерти: 13.04.1997 года
Место смерти: Кембридж, Массачусетс, США

Quotes of George Wald

Американский биохимик, лауреат Нобелевской премии по физиологии и медицине, 1967

  • ⋅We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship. /George Wald
  • ⋅A lecture is much more of a dialogue than many of you probably realize. /George Wald
  • ⋅A peacetime draft is the most un-American thing I know. /George Wald
  • ⋅A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms. /George Wald
  • ⋅A scientist is in a sense a learned small boy. There is something of the scientist in every small boy. Others must outgrow it. Scientists can stay that way all their lives. /George Wald
  • ⋅A scientist lives with all reality. There is nothing better. /George Wald
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  • ⋅A scientist should be the happiest of men. /George Wald
  • ⋅All War Departments are now Defense Departments. This is all part of the doubletalk of our time. The aggressor is always on the other side. /George Wald
  • ⋅And, you see, we are living in a world in which all wars are wars of defense. /George Wald
  • ⋅As far as I know, the most conservative estimates of the number of Americans who would be killed in a major nuclear attack, with everything working as well as can be hoped and all foreseeable precautions taken, run to about fifty million. /George Wald
  • ⋅As you lecture, you keep watching the faces, and information keeps coming back to you all the time. /George Wald
  • ⋅Dropping those atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime. /George Wald
  • ⋅I am growing old, and my future, so to speak, is already behind me. /George Wald
  • ⋅I have lived much of my life among molecules. They are good company. /George Wald
  • ⋅I tell my students to try early in life to find an unattainable objective. /George Wald
  • ⋅I tell my students to try to know molecules, so well that when they have some question involving molecules, they can ask themselves, What would I do if I were that molecule? /George Wald
  • ⋅I think all of you know there is no adequate defense against massive nuclear attack. /George Wald
  • ⋅In fact, death seems to have been a rather late invention in evolution. One can go a long way in evolution before encountering an authentic corpse. /George Wald
  • ⋅It would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists, and physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms. /George Wald
  • ⋅It's not good enough to give it tender, loving care, to supply it with breakfast foods, to buy it expensive educations. Those things don't mean anything unless this generation has a future. And we're not sure that it does. /George Wald
  • ⋅Nuclear weapons offer us nothing but a balance of terror, and a balance of terror is still terror. /George Wald
  • ⋅Our business is with life, not death. /George Wald
  • ⋅Science goes from question to question; big questions, and little, tentative answers. The questions as they age grow ever broader, the answers are seen to be more limited. /George Wald
  • ⋅Since we have had a history, men have pursued an ideal of immortality. /George Wald
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  • ⋅So-called defense now absorbs sixty per cent of the national budget, and about twelve per cent of the Gross National Product. /George Wald
  • ⋅The concept of war crimes is an American invention. /George Wald
  • ⋅The Nobel Prize is an honor unique in the world in having found its way into the hearts and minds of simple people everywhere. It casts a light of peace and reason upon us all; and for that I am especially grateful. /George Wald
  • ⋅The only point of government is to safeguard and foster life. /George Wald
  • ⋅The only use for an atomic bomb is to keep somebody else from using one. /George Wald
  • ⋅The thought that we're in competition with Russians or with Chinese is all a mistake, and trivial. We are one species, with a world to win. /George Wald

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