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Comment#  ·   Fair (234 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Abraham Heschel, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (91 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.

George Santayana, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (335 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.

Mike Adams, 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 (839 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Samuel Goldwyn, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (250 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When they broke open molecules, they found they were filled with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found they were filled with explosions.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

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

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