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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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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

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/6dwsjbik  ·   Fair (907 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by VWTransit

If you love God, burn the church.

Jello Biafra, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/gzduntch  ·   Fair (884 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

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

tiny.ag/lqhkxzhu  ·   Fair (212 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.

P. L. Berger, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/kgnv53qx  ·   Fair (3070 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/uoqbw63r  ·   Fair (517 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ebp3wveo  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.

Lyman Beecher, in Law and Politics and Science and Religion