Science and Religion
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Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
It is by fighting and triumphing over the enemies of the Buddha that we ourselves become Buddhas.
The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.
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.
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, and I can singlehandedly move the world.
It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.
Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.