Science and Religion
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Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.
When they broke open molecules, they found they were filled with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found they were filled with explosions.
The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.
Theft from a single author is plagiarism. Theft from two is comparative study. Theft from three or more is research.
Under the most rigorously controlled conditions of pressure, temperature, volume, humidity, and other variables, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.
There are two types of people: those who divide people into two types, and those who don't.
Horngren's Observation: Among economists, the real world is often a special case.
First Rule of History: History doesn't repeat itself -- historians merely repeat each other.
Harrisberger's Fourth Law of the Lab: Experience is directly proportional to the amount of equipment ruined.
Isn't it strange? The same people who laugh at gypsy fortune-tellers take economists seriously.
A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
A Christian is a man who feels repentance on Sunday for what he did on Saturday and is going to do on Monday.
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion; rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.