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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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tiny.ag/bayzpj4i  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Biology is the only science in which multiplication means the same thing as division.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/a8ytu9a2  ·   Fair (962 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Barry Cantor

According to the latest official figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/btoy5umi  ·   Fair (829 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.

Niels Bohr, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/qv5khfql  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

Werner von Braun, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/anqu4m95  ·   Fair (1012 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Erwin van Moll

The heresies we should fear are those which can be confused with orthodoxy.

Jorge Luis Borges, "The Theologians", in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/lwrzvsfo  ·   Fair (216 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/4rgim10d  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A single fact can spoil a good argument.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qrtof0ik  ·   Fair (169 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A Christian is a man who feels repentance on Sunday for what he did on Saturday and is going to do on Monday.

Thomas Ybarra, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/pbfz1bc0  ·   Fair (798 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Dancing Wu Li Masters (paperback)

Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion; rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.

Gary Zukav, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/jd4gcyqf  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

Carl Zwanzig, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/n7uywfhs  ·   Fair (191 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A student who changes the course of history is probably taking an exam.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/oxnkf52j  ·   Fair (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All probabilities are 50%. Either a thing will happen or it won't.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/rdhwutp3  ·   Fair (194 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An authority is a person who can tell you more about something than you really care to know.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/e8syltpb  ·   Fair (147 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/uy8bic2x  ·   Fair (485 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ymrr2e7m  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every dogma must have its day.

H. G. Wells, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/e7pa2qtv  ·   Fair (554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qswhxoon  ·   Fair (169 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/nuplbfta  ·   Fair (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.

Jean-Paul Kauffmann, in Science and Religion and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/h2gnzjuo  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

William Feather, Sr., in Science and Religion