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tiny.ag/36xg9wvl  ·   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

tiny.ag/n0rywqhi  ·   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

tiny.ag/ognqp9t4  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

Aldous Huxley, in Science and Religion and War and Peace

tiny.ag/anqu4m95  ·   Fair (1012 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Erwin van Moll

The heresies we should fear are those which can be confused with orthodoxy.

Jorge Luis Borges, "The Theologians", in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/qv5khfql  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

Werner von Braun, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/btoy5umi  ·   Fair (829 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.

Niels Bohr, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/a8ytu9a2  ·   Fair (962 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Barry Cantor

According to the latest official figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/4t1buvks  ·   Fair (1278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/cz34szjm  ·   Fair (1108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ex5pqdpc  ·   Fair (1016 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be nullified on behalf of a single petitioner, admittedly unworthy.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/fsnkyl1j  ·   Fair (578 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To generalize is to be an idiot.

William Blake, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/nadtrlci  ·   Fair (312 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every sentence that I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.

Niels Bohr, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/t6xaogci  ·   Fair (576 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/mrm8ujlt  ·   Fair (870 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Marc Spierings

Knowledge and belief are two separate tracks that run parallel to each other and never meet, except in the child.

Godfried Bomans, Buitelingen II, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/oy08nxhf  ·   Fair (853 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Marc Spierings

To use a method is to compare the realm of mind to a stool. The true thinker walks freely.

Godfried Bomans, De avonturen van Bill Clifford, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hh0kfr5w  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Nathaniel Borenstein, in Science and Religion