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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 (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgi, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't remember what you can infer.

Harry Tennant, in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.

Kerry Thornley, (from the introduction to Principia Discordia, 5th edition, by Malaclypse), in Science and Religion

Principia Discordia (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?

Kelvin Throop, III, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.

Henrik Tikkanen, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (147 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Lily Tomlin, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Men don't change. The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.

Harry S Truman, in Science and Religion

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 (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.

Andy Rooney, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.

Paul Rudnick, in Life and Death and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a credulous animal and must believe something. In the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence; it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as to seem not worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

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