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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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tiny.ag/hvtkmq8l  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Strong words are required for weak principles.

Doug Horton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/a0oxkbo4  ·   Fair (380 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I think, therefore I am.

René Descartes, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/f0cqgbjg  ·   Fair (325 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

Philip K. Dick, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/eoc1jiyu  ·   Fair (591 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.

Benjamin Disraeli, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/fxwtpzmn  ·   Fair (442 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.

R. Drabek, in Love and Hate and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/8acgevbd  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I predict that exact reproduction through cloning will not become popular. Too many people already find it difficult to live with themselves.

Jeanne Dixon, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/nslm4fyi  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

Michael Crichton, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ymof9a0l  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Art Hoppe, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/gv46ldbw  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't.

Doug Hofstadter, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ifr4pyih  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Prophecy is many times the principal cause of the events foretold.

Thomas Hobbes, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/pqsikg5n  ·   Fair (398 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/wgyfgj8m  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge.

Abraham Heschel, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/beioj52g  ·   Fair (876 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

History has the relation to truth that theology has to religion -- i.e., none to speak of.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/vcqklkqm  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.

Friedrich Hegel, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/fed8pqej  ·   Fair (1052 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by David Epstein

Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases.

Stephen Hawking, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/6kkjfy08  ·   Fair (839 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.

Samuel Goldwyn, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/n8mifyz3  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The biggest difference between time and space is that you can't reuse time.

Merrick Furst, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/1bbjwdu7  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.

Ellen Glasgow, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/m6pcdljo  ·   Fair (1098 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without heart.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/cxkiivxs  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance