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Comment#  ·   Fair (263 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

Winston Churchill, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God but to create him.

Arthur C. Clarke, 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 (380 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I think, therefore I am.

René Descartes, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (325 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

Philip K. Dick, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought -- particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things.

Woody Allen, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.

Woody Allen, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Comment#  ·   Fair (225 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm still an atheist, thank God.

Luis Buñuel, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For my part, the longer I live the less I feel the need of any sort of theological belief, and the more I am content to let unseen powers go on their way with me and mine without question or distrust.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (468 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.

John Burroughs, 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

Comment#  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Logic is like the sword -- those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

Samuel Butler, in Science and Religion

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