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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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tiny.ag/c47emtsn  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/pulirvme  ·   Fair (91 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.

George Santayana, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/9dczf2nl  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

E. Rutherford, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/mueprtoh  ·   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

tiny.ag/s6cusegk  ·   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

tiny.ag/zisvds6e  ·   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

tiny.ag/zurgb1as  ·   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

tiny.ag/kh5vp34e  ·   Fair (924 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.

Robert G. Ingersoll, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/gnwfh5op  ·   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

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/m6pcdljo  ·   Fair (1098 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without heart.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/n8mifyz3  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The biggest difference between time and space is that you can't reuse time.

Merrick Furst, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/h2gnzjuo  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details.

William Feather, Sr., in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/hrewibls  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.

James Feibleman, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/kvgolwyi  ·   Fair (278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

The danger today is not so much that machines will learn to think and feel but that men will cease to do so.

Ferry, in Altruism and Cynicism and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/cxkiivxs  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/kbrvjlvy  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

Richard P. Feynman, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/5udkeisb  ·   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

tiny.ag/lwykthro  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nature recycles itself. History repeats itself. Religion has faith in itself. Technology creates itself. Humanity loves itself.

Mark Putzke, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/o6usdizr  ·   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