Science and Religion
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I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty -- I call it the one mortal blemish of mankind.
Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, and I can singlehandedly move the world.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.
Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought -- particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things.
Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge.
Prophecy is many times the principal cause of the events foretold.
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
History has the relation to truth that theology has to religion -- i.e., none to speak of.
Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.
The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.