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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 (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.

Andy Rooney, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.

Paul Rudnick, in Life and Death and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a credulous animal and must believe something. In the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence; it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as to seem not worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

E. Rutherford, in Science and Religion

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 (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

E. F. Schumacher, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

George Bernard Shaw, in Science and Religion

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