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PETER B. MEDAWAR
English immunologist and author
(1915 - 1987)
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If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.
      - in the "New Statesman" magazine [Science]

If a scientist were to cut his ear off, no one would take it as evidence of a heightened sensibility.
      - J.B.S. [Science]

It is high time that laymen abandoned the misleading belief that scientific enquiry is a cold dispassionate enterprise, bleached of imaginative qualities, and that a scientist is a man who turns the handle of discovery; for at every level of endeavour scientific research is a passionate undertaking and the Promotion of Natural Knowledge depends above all on a sortee into what can be imagined but is not yet known.
      - The Times Literary Supplement (London), 1963 October 25
         (p. 850) [Science]


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