Observations of a Nerd

Great Science Quote

“We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become – like the radium – a benefit for humanity.” – MARIE CURIE

Comments

  1. #1 Leslie
    June 20, 2010

    Scientists are often also narrow minded. Otherwise Marie Curie’s quote would have been more accurate and even greater with addition of 2 4-letter words “only” and “also.” … “scientific work must not ONLY be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must ALSO be done for itself,…”

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