Science and Religion
156 aphorisms · 18 comments
Aphorisms in This Category
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
The heresies we should fear are those which can be confused with orthodoxy.
The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.
To use a method is to compare the realm of mind to a stool. The true thinker walks freely.
Knowledge and belief are two separate tracks that run parallel to each other and never meet, except in the child.
The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Every sentence that I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.
Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be nullified on behalf of a single petitioner, admittedly unworthy.
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.
I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.
According to the latest official figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless.
No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.