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Scientist Quotations Index for Initial W

This dictionary includes science quotes from archaeologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, inventors and inventions, mathematicians, physicists plus pioneers in medicine, science events and technology.

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Wilhelm Waldeyer
George Wald
Lech Wałęsa
Madame C.J. Walker
John Walker
Alfred Russel Wallace
Anthony F.C. Wallace
David Rains Wallace
Sir Barnes Wallis
John Wallis
Earl Horace Walpole
Izaak Walton
Barbara Ward
William Arthur Ward
Earl Warren
George Washington
Benjamin Waterhouse
Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt
James Watson
John B. Watson
Alan W. Watts
Isaac Watts
James Watt
Evelyn Waugh
Warren Weaver
Lord Robert Webb-Johnstone
Max Weber
Wilhelm Eduard Weber
Daniel Webster
Alfred L. Wegener
Karl Weierstrass
Simone Weil
Gerald M. Weinberg
Steven Weinberg
Mark David Weiser
August Weismann
Charles Weissmann
Joesph Weizenbaum
Chaim Weizmann
Richard E. Welch
William Henry Welch
Arthur Mellen Wellington
Herbert George (H.G.) Wells
Larry Wendling
Abraham Werner
Max Wertheimer
Edward Westermarck
George Westinghouse
Rebecca West
Hermann Weyl
Frank W. Weymouth
Richard Whately
Douglas P. Wheeler
James Rignall Wheeler
John Wheeler
Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Allen Wheelis
William Whewell
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
William Whiston
Alfred North Whitehead
Henry Whitehead
Andrew White
Canvass White
E.B. White
Gilbert White
Walt Whitman
Eli Whitney
Josiah Dwight Whitney
Mary Watson Whitney
Willis R. Whitney
Edward Whitten
William Wickenden
Emil Wiechert
Norbert Wiener
Wilhelm Wien
Eugene Paul Wigner
Harris Hawthorne Wilder
Oscar Wilde
Andrew Wiles
David Wilkinson
John Wilkins
Maurice Wilkins
Sir Samuel Wilks
Sir William Willcocks
Alexander William Williamson
William Crawford Williamson
H. H. Williams
Robin Williams
Terry Tempest Williams
Robert Aris Willmott
Richard Willstδtter
George F. Will
Ian Wilmut
Alexander Wilson
Earl Wilson
Edmund Beecher Wilson
Edward O. Wilson
George Wilson
Harold Wilson
Robert Woodrow Wilson
Tuzo Wilson
William Wilson
General William Wilson
Clemens Alexander Winkler
Jay Winter
Johannes Wislicenus
Ludwig Wittgenstein
P. G. Wodehouse
Friedrich Wφhler
Ken Wohletz
Gene Wolfe
Tom Wolfe
Caspar Friedrich Wolff
William Hyde Wollaston
Lewis Wolpert
Frederick Wood Jones
Granville T. Woods
Robert Burns Woodward
Robert W. Wood
Robert Coldwell Wood
William Wordsworth
Sir Christopher Wren
Austin Tappan Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Orville Wright
Robert Alan Wright
Wilbur Wright
William Wrigley, Jr.
Movie Writer
Wilhelm Wundt
Richard Saul Wurman
Charles-Adolphe Wurtz
Chien-Shiung Wu
Ralph Wyckoff
Nathaniel Wyeth
John W. Wyndham

Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Sophie Germain
Gertrude Elion
Ernest Rutherford
James Chadwick
Marcel Proust
William Harvey
Johann Goethe
John Keynes
Carl Gauss
Paul Feyerabend
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Antoine Lavoisier
Lise Meitner
Charles Babbage
Ibn Khaldun
Ralph Emerson
Robert Bunsen
Frederick Banting
Andre Ampere
Winston Churchill
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John Locke
Bronislaw Malinowski
Thomas Huxley
Alessandro Volta
Erwin Schrodinger
Wilhelm Roentgen
Louis Pasteur
Bertrand Russell
Jean Lamarck
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Samuel Morse
John Wheeler
Nicolaus Copernicus
Robert Fulton
Pierre Laplace
Humphry Davy
Thomas Edison
Lord Kelvin
Theodore Roosevelt
Carolus Linnaeus
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Francis Galton
Linus Pauling
Immanuel Kant
Martin Fischer
Robert Boyle
Karl Popper
Paul Dirac
James Watson
William Shakespeare
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Stephen Hawking
Niels Bohr
Nikola Tesla
Rachel Carson
Max Planck
Henry Adams
Richard Dawkins
Werner Heisenberg
Alfred Wegener
John Dalton
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Pierre Fermat
Edward Wilson
Johannes Kepler
Gustave Eiffel
Giordano Bruno
JJ Thomson
Thomas Kuhn
Leonardo DaVinci
David Hume
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Andreas Vesalius
Rudolf Virchow
Richard Feynman
James Hutton
Alexander Fleming
Emile Durkheim
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Hooke
Charles Kettering
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Carl Sagan
James Maxwell
Marie Curie
Rene Descartes
Francis Crick
Michael Faraday
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
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John Watson
Rosalind Franklin
Michio Kaku
Isaac Asimov
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Florence Nightingale
Isaac Newton

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