"Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Gregory Bateson on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Gregory Bateson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Gregory Bateson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Gregory Bateson on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Gregory Bateson on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains."
"All experience is subjective."
"Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it."
"We do not know enough about how the present will lead into the future."
"It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future."