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Comment#  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge.

Abraham Heschel, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Prophecy is many times the principal cause of the events foretold.

Thomas Hobbes, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't.

Doug Hofstadter, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Art Hoppe, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (876 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

History has the relation to truth that theology has to religion -- i.e., none to speak of.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (398 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Woody Allen, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.

Woody Allen, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (440 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

Isaac Asimov, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (225 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm still an atheist, thank God.

Luis Buñuel, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For my part, the longer I live the less I feel the need of any sort of theological belief, and the more I am content to let unseen powers go on their way with me and mine without question or distrust.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (468 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

Robert Burton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

Nicholas Murray Butler, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Logic is like the sword -- those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

Samuel Butler, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (1052 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by David Epstein

Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases.

Stephen Hawking, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.

Friedrich Hegel, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (414 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.

Aristotle, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (234 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Science and Religion

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