J. B. S. Haldane
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"John Burdon Sanderson Haldane" Fellow of the Royal Society/FRS known as Jack (but who used 'J. B. S.' in his printed works), was a British Indian nationality law/naturalised Indian scientist. He was a polymath well known for his works in physiology, genetics and evolutionary biology. He was also a mathematician making innovative contributions to statistics and biometry education in India. In addition, he was an avid politician and Science popularization/science populariser. He was the recipient of National Order of the Legion of Honour (1937), Darwin Medal (1952), Feltrinelli Prize (1961), and Darwin–Wallace Medal (1958). Nobel laureate Peter Medawar, himself recognised as the "wittiest" or "cleverest man", called Haldane "the cleverest man I ever knew". Arthur C. Clarke credited him as "perhaps the most brilliant scientific populariser of his generation".

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So many new ideas are at first strange and horrible, though ultimately valuable that a very heavy responsibility rests upon those who would prevent their dissemination.

If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles.

I have never yet met a healthy person who worried very much about his health, or a really good person who worried much about his own soul.

Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than are the classics.

We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we *can* suppose.

Einstein - the greatest Jew since Jesus. I have no doubt that Einstein's name will still be remembered and revered when Lloyd George, Foch and William Hohenzollern share with Charlie Chaplin that ineluctable oblivion which awaits the uncreative mind.

I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions. I don't know why I do things.

It is my supposition that the Universe in not only queerer than we imagine, is queerer than we can imagine.

Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.

The Creator, if He exists, has a special preference for beetles.

If human beings could be propagated by cutting, like apple trees, aristocracy would be biologically sound.