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Comment#  ·   Fair (240 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Modern man is the missing link between apes and human beings.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My mind is made up, don't confuse me with the facts!

Unknown, in Science and Religion

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 (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Strong words are required for weak principles.

Doug Horton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

Elbert Hubbard, in Science and Religion and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

Aldous Huxley, in Science and Religion and War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (1525 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It is by fighting and triumphing over the enemies of the Buddha that we ourselves become Buddhas.

Daisaku Ikeda, (World Tribune, Oct. 29, 1999, p. 5), in Happiness and Misery and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First Rule of History: History doesn't repeat itself -- historians merely repeat each other.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Harrisberger's Fourth Law of the Lab: Experience is directly proportional to the amount of equipment ruined.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Horngren's Observation: Among economists, the real world is often a special case.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Isn't it strange? The same people who laugh at gypsy fortune-tellers take economists seriously.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It has just been discovered that research causes cancer in rats.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, and I can singlehandedly move the world.

Archimedes, 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 (440 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Isaac Asimov, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The biggest difference between time and space is that you can't reuse time.

Merrick Furst, in Science and Religion

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