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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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tiny.ag/fed8pqej  ·   Fair (1052 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by David Epstein

Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases.

Stephen Hawking, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/vcqklkqm  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.

Friedrich Hegel, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ymof9a0l  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Art Hoppe, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/gv46ldbw  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't.

Doug Hofstadter, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ifr4pyih  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Prophecy is many times the principal cause of the events foretold.

Thomas Hobbes, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wgyfgj8m  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge.

Abraham Heschel, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/pqsikg5n  ·   Fair (398 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/beioj52g  ·   Fair (876 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

History has the relation to truth that theology has to religion -- i.e., none to speak of.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/m6pcdljo  ·   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

tiny.ag/1bbjwdu7  ·   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

tiny.ag/6kkjfy08  ·   Fair (839 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Samuel Goldwyn, in Science and Religion

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

tiny.ag/hrewibls  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

James Feibleman, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/kvgolwyi  ·   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

tiny.ag/kbrvjlvy  ·   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

tiny.ag/cxkiivxs  ·   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

tiny.ag/n8mifyz3  ·   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

tiny.ag/t9fdfjzr  ·   Fair (234 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/hmdnaus7  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/unpjgmma  ·   Fair (292 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion