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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (131 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

Michael Crichton, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (366 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I think, therefore I am.

René Descartes, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (308 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Philip K. Dick, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (586 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

Benjamin Disraeli, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (440 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (529 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Isn't it strange? The same people who laugh at gypsy fortune-tellers take economists seriously.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It has just been discovered that research causes cancer in rats.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God but to create him.

Arthur C. Clarke, 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 (510 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 (560 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To generalize is to be an idiot.

William Blake, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (312 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every sentence that I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.

Niels Bohr, in Science and Religion

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