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82,566.  Almost beyond human understanding.  (Science Fiction & Understanding)  The Quatermass Xperiment 1955 starring Brian Donlevy & Jack Warner & Margia Dean & Thora Hird & Gordon Jackson & David King-Wood & Harold Lang & Lionel Jeffries & Sam Kydd & Richard Wordsworth et al, director Val Guest, Quatermass 

 

 

92,038.  I pray thee, understand a plain man in his plain meaning.  William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice III v 63

 

 

88,468.  Why a four-year-old child could understand this report.  Run out and find me a four-year-old child; I can’t make head nor tail of it.  (Simplicity & Understanding)  Duck Soup 1933 starring Groucho Marx & Harpo Marx & Chico Marx & Zeppo Marx & Margeret Dumont & Louis Calhern & Raquel Torres & Edgar Kennedy & Edmund Breese & Edwin Maxwell & William Worthington et al, director Leo McCarey, Rufus in Chamber of Deputies

 

 

2,613.  The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is all comprehensible.  (Science & Explanation & Understanding & World)  Albert Einstein

 

 

91,788.  Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.  (Truth & Wisdom & Understanding)  Proverbs 23:23

 

 

525.  I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.  (Religion & Understanding)  Professor Richard Dawkins

 

 

2,739.  Queerer than we can suppose: what is it that makes us capable of supposing anything?  Does this tell us anything about what we can suppose?  Are there things about the universe that will be for ever beyond our grasp, but not beyond the grasp of some superior intelligence?  Are there things about the universe that are in principle ungraspable by any mind however superior?  (Universe & Understanding)  Professor Richard Dawkins 2007

 

 

748.  I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe – that unless I believed, I should not understand.  (Belief & Understand)  Anselm of Canterbury

 

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749.  I must understand in order that I may believe.  (Belief & Understand)  Peter Abelard

 

 

786.  Science is a quest for understanding.  A search for truth it seems to me is full of pitfalls.  (Truth & Science & Understanding)  Beautiful Minds: Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

 

 

2,247.  To watch King Lear is to approach the recognition that there is indeed no meaning in life, and that there are limits to human understanding.  (Meaning of Life & Shakespeare & Understanding)  Peter Ackroyd

 

 

2,300.  All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason.  There is nothing higher than reason.  (Reason & Knowledge & Understanding)  Immanuel Kant

 

 

2,472.  Science is much more than a body of knowledge.  It is a way of thinking.  This is central to its success.  Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don’t conform to our preconceptions.  It counsels us to carry alternative hypotheses in our heads and see which ones best match the facts.  It urges on us a fine balance between no-holds-barred openness to new ideas, however heretical, and the most rigorous skeptical scrutiny of everything – new ideas and established wisdom.  We need wide appreciation of this kind of thinking.  It works.  It’s an essential tool for a democracy in an age of change.  Our task is not just to train more scientists but also to deepen public understanding of science.  (Science & Knowledge & Think & Fact & Idea & Sceptics & Wisdom & Democracy & Understanding)  Carl Sagan, ‘Why We Need to Understand Science’ Skeptical Inquirer 14:3

 

 

6,611.  The brain is like a muscle.  When it is in use we feel very good.  Understanding is joyous.  (Brain & Understanding)  Professor Carl Sagan

 

 

2,610.  Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.  Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.  (Science & Fear & Understanding)  Marie Curie

 

 

2,640.  What I am going to tell you about is what we teach our physics students in the third or fourth year of graduate school ... It is my task to convince you not to turn away because you don’t understand it.  You see my physics students don’t understand it ... That is because I don’t understand it.  Nobody does.  (Science & Physics & Understand)  Richard Feynman, QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter 1985

 

 

2,682.  Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot?  But there are things old and new which must not be contemplate by men's eyes, because they know – or think they know – some things which other men have told them.  Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.  (Science & Understand & Explain)  Bram Stoker, Dracula

 

 

2,727.  The extraordinary thing is not that there are laws but that we can understand them.  Why should we be able to understand them?  (Universe & Laws & Science & Cosmology & Understand & Anthropic Principle)  Dr David Deutsch

 

 

3,003.  To command the professors of astronomy to confute their own observations is  ... to command them not to see what they do see, and not to understand what they do understand.  (Astronomy & Observation & Understanding)  Galileo Galilei

 

 

3,402.  Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent?  The ability to ponder ourselves?  And be aware of our existence on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy in an immeasurable ocean of stars?  Cognizance is our crest.  (Galaxy & Humanity & Understanding)  Vanna Bonta

 

 

4,214.  I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.  (Humanity & Action & Understanding)  Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Politicus 1677

 

 

6,023.  [A] curious aspect of the theory of evolution is that everybody thinks he can understand it.  (Evolution & Understanding)  Jacques Monod, On the Molecular Theory of Evolution

 

 

6,067.  It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.  (Evolution & Pay & Understanding)  Upton Sinclair, ‘I, Candidate for Governor’

 

 

6,683.  I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.  (Intelligence & Understanding & Ignorance)  Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

 

 

6,714.  We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect.  The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth. (Intellect & Understanding & Truth)  Carl Jung

 

 

6,735.  The two operations of our understanding – intuition and deduction – on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.  (Knowledge & Understanding)  Rene Descartes

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