Sagan on science (quote of the day)

Tom Boland (
Fri, 5 Dec 1997 23:48:34 -0800 (PST)

"At the heart of science is an essential tension between two seemingly
contradictory attitudes -- an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre
or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny
of all ideas, old and new.  This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep
nonsense." -- Carl Sagan