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Commenttiny.ag/kgnv53qx  ·   Fair (3070 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/4ylvdkig  ·   Fair (440 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Isaac Asimov, in Science and Religion

Commenttiny.ag/6hcujeiu  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Commenttiny.ag/swcz0xme  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/vo8qhfwa  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/oru8uham  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/xyhjnkct  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/b5jkxngz  ·   Fair (335 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.

Mike Adams, in Science and Religion

Commenttiny.ag/eq4zodra  ·   Fair (250 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When they broke open molecules, they found they were filled with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found they were filled with explosions.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Commenttiny.ag/kvmrkdxc  ·   Fair (212 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Commenttiny.ag/f1l2esy8  ·   Fair (369 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Theft from a single author is plagiarism. Theft from two is comparative study. Theft from three or more is research.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

Commenttiny.ag/qzqzxjwo  ·   Fair (224 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are no errors in this book, except this one.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Commenttiny.ag/h6nrslrd  ·   Fair (227 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are two types of people: those who divide people into two types, and those who don't.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Commenttiny.ag/d0mhaxyw  ·   Fair (216 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Time is God's way of keeping everything from happening at once.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Commenttiny.ag/wultb9vd  ·   Fair (261 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Under the most rigorously controlled conditions of pressure, temperature, volume, humidity, and other variables, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Commenttiny.ag/hpw0adig  ·   Fair (240 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Commenttiny.ag/ejnzrzf3  ·   Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Commenttiny.ag/2fem3dfi  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/zvh1wgvj  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Commenttiny.ag/qkyrww23  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Science and Religion

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