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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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tiny.ag/e8syltpb  ·   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

tiny.ag/jd4gcyqf  ·   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

tiny.ag/pbfz1bc0  ·   Fair (798 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Dancing Wu Li Masters (paperback)

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

tiny.ag/qrtof0ik  ·   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

tiny.ag/qswhxoon  ·   Fair (169 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/e7pa2qtv  ·   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

tiny.ag/uy8bic2x  ·   Fair (485 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ymrr2e7m  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every dogma must have its day.

H. G. Wells, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/9zs6rptf  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Mary H. Waldrip, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/3hh9mnjs  ·   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

tiny.ag/mghd1ps0  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Principia Discordia (paperback)

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

tiny.ag/e9njxakr  ·   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

tiny.ag/rupnqvyt  ·   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

tiny.ag/if4vw3y9  ·   Fair (147 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Lily Tomlin, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/rsp4g5er  ·   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

tiny.ag/jkl5ti0h  ·   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

tiny.ag/fpaushd2  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Alan Turing, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/j1kvztac  ·   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

tiny.ag/iyzc6ufd  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't remember what you can infer.

Harry Tennant, in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/mux8i615  ·   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