Facts about Michael Polanyi

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Michael Polanyi was a famous Scientist from Hungary, who lived between March 11, 1891 and February 22, 1976. He/she became 84 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Michael.

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Famous quotes by Michael Polanyi (18)


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"These maxims and the art of interpreting them may be said to constitute the premisses of science but I prefer to call them our scientific beliefs. These premisses or beliefs are embodied in a tradition, the tradition of science"
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"Theories of evolution must provide for the creative acts which brought such theories into existence"
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"Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social setting and a framework of obligations which transcend the principle of intelligence"
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"Admittedly, the body of scientists, as a whole, does uphold the authority of science over the lay public. It controls thereby also the process by which young men are trained to become members of the scientific profession"
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"The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith"
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"I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell"
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"But even physics cannot be defined from an atomic topography"
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"And the actual achievements of biology are explanations in terms of mechanisms founded on physics and chemistry, which is not the same thing as explanations in terms of physics and chemistry"
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"We could not, for example, arrive at a principle like that of entropy without introducing some additional principle, such as randomness, to this topography"
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"So long as we use a certain language, all questions that we can ask will have to be formulated in it and will thereby confirm the theory of the universe which is implied in the vocabulary and structure of the language"
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"Moreover, only a strong and united scientific opinion imposing the intrinsic value of scientific progress on society at large can elicit the support of scientific inquiry by the general public"
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"Admittedly, scientific authority is not distributed evenly throughout the body of scientists; some distinguished members of the profession predominate over others of a more junior standing"
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"The first thing to make clear is that scientists, freely making their own choice of problems and pursuing them in the light of their own personal judgment, are in fact co-operating as members of a closely knit organization"
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"I hold that the propositions embodied in natural science are not derived by any definite rule from the data of experience, and that they can neither be verified nor falsified by experience according to any definite rule"
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"Of course language manifests a belief only if we use its words with the implied acceptance of their appositeness"
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"No inanimate object is ever fully determined by the laws of physics and chemistry"
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"My title is intended to suggest that the community of scientists is organized in a way which resembles certain features of a body politic and works according to economic principles similar to those by which the production of material goods is regulated"
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"But the system of prices ruling the market not only transmits information in the light of which economic agents can mutually adjust their actions, it also provides them with an incentive to exercise economy in terms of money"


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