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Comment#  ·   Fair (492 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty -- I call it the one mortal blemish of mankind.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

Laurence J. Peter, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Data without generalization is just gossip.

Robert Pirsig, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Logic is a system whereby one may go wrong with confidence.

Charles F. Kettering, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (34 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

Andy Finkel, (sometimes attributed to James Klass), in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of leading causes of statistics.

Fletcher Knebel, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (1031 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To "be" means to be related.

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Science and Sanity (hardcover)

Comment#  ·   Fair (677 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.

Alfred Korzybski, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.

Max Lerner, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (288 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.

John A. Locke, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (888 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.

Nicolas Martin, in Life and Death and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (762 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Religion is the opiate of the masses.

Karl Marx, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Andrew W. Mathis, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (811 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.

Marshall McLuhan, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Altruism and Cynicism and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (1177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

Wilson Mizner, (Alva Johnston: The Legendary Mizners, 1953), in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

The Legendary Mizners (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel de Montaigne, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (304 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Christopher Morley, in Science and Religion

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