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Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

Michael Crichton, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every dogma must have its day.

H. G. Wells, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (485 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (169 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (169 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A Christian is a man who feels repentance on Sunday for what he did on Saturday and is going to do on Monday.

Thomas Ybarra, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (798 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion; rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.

Gary Zukav, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, in Science and Religion

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Comment#  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

Carl Zwanzig, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (147 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.

Unknown, 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

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Men don't change. The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.

Harry S Truman, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.

Alan Turing, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (349 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Facts, or what a man believes to be facts, are delightful... Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

Mark Twain, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile!

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

"Automatic" simply means that you can't repair it yourself.

Mary H. Waldrip, 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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