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Comment#  ·   Fair (485 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (169 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (798 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A single fact can spoil a good argument.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (216 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (191 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First Rule of History: History doesn't repeat itself -- historians merely repeat each other.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Harrisberger's Fourth Law of the Lab: Experience is directly proportional to the amount of equipment ruined.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

Michael Crichton, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Strong words are required for weak principles.

Doug Horton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every dogma must have its day.

H. G. Wells, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

Robert Burton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

Nicholas Murray Butler, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

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