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Comment#  ·   Fair (576 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (870 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Marc Spierings

Knowledge and belief are two separate tracks that run parallel to each other and never meet, except in the child.

Godfried Bomans, Buitelingen II, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (853 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Marc Spierings

To use a method is to compare the realm of mind to a stool. The true thinker walks freely.

Godfried Bomans, De avonturen van Bill Clifford, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.

Nathaniel Borenstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

Thomas Carlyle, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (928 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Guillermo Ramhorst

The truth is out there.

Chris Carter, The X Files, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.

Chamfort, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Strong words are required for weak principles.

Doug Horton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

Elbert Hubbard, in Science and Religion and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Comment#  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, and I can singlehandedly move the world.

Archimedes, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (3070 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (517 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.

Lyman Beecher, in Law and Politics and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (212 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.

P. L. Berger, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (907 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by VWTransit

If you love God, burn the church.

Jello Biafra, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (884 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Science and Religion

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (1016 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be nullified on behalf of a single petitioner, admittedly unworthy.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Science and Religion

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (578 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To generalize is to be an idiot.

William Blake, in Science and Religion

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