Science and Religion
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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.
Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.
Men don't change. The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.
Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.
Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?
What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.
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.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence; it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
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.