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Comment#  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought -- particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things.

Woody Allen, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.

Woody Allen, in Science and Religion

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 (414 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.

Aristotle, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (440 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

Isaac Asimov, 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 (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Merrick Furst, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (839 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Samuel Goldwyn, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (234 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details.

William Feather, Sr., in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.

James Feibleman, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

The danger today is not so much that machines will learn to think and feel but that men will cease to do so.

Ferry, in Altruism and Cynicism and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

Richard P. Feynman, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (335 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.

Mike Adams, in Science and Religion

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