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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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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/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/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/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/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/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/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

tiny.ag/o4053hxu  ·   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

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/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/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/reubvyyi  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust, 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/2ejyewwu  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Bertrand Russell, 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