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Comment#  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I predict that exact reproduction through cloning will not become popular. Too many people already find it difficult to live with themselves.

Jeanne Dixon, 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 (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't.

Doug Hofstadter, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Art Hoppe, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Strong words are required for weak principles.

Doug Horton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

Elbert Hubbard, in Science and Religion and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (1525 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It is by fighting and triumphing over the enemies of the Buddha that we ourselves become Buddhas.

Daisaku Ikeda, (World Tribune, Oct. 29, 1999, p. 5), in Happiness and Misery and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgi, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't remember what you can infer.

Harry Tennant, in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.

Kerry Thornley, (from the introduction to Principia Discordia, 5th edition, by Malaclypse), in Science and Religion

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Comment#  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?

Kelvin Throop, III, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.

Henrik Tikkanen, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (147 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Lily Tomlin, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

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