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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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tiny.ag/nuplbfta  ·   Fair (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.

Jean-Paul Kauffmann, in Science and Religion and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.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

tiny.ag/kh5vp34e  ·   Fair (924 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.

Robert G. Ingersoll, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/gnwfh5op  ·   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

tiny.ag/ognqp9t4  ·   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

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

tiny.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

tiny.ag/fxwtpzmn  ·   Fair (442 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.

R. Drabek, in Love and Hate and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/8acgevbd  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I predict that exact reproduction through cloning will not become popular. Too many people already find it difficult to live with themselves.

Jeanne Dixon, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/eoc1jiyu  ·   Fair (591 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.

Benjamin Disraeli, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/3ipv86qd  ·   Fair (888 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.

Nicolas Martin, in Life and Death and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/o06tx1yn  ·   Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Andrew W. Mathis, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/jlciv6fb  ·   Fair (762 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Religion is the opiate of the masses.

Karl Marx, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/iulae0a9  ·   Fair (288 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.

John A. Locke, sometimes incorrectly attributed to John Locke, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/zjwe0r42  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.

Max Lerner, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/qiy9xdhn  ·   Fair (1031 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To "be" means to be related.

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/xachd7wx  ·   Fair (677 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.

Alfred Korzybski, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/kixc9uy6  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of leading causes of statistics.

Fletcher Knebel, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/r2mgfi6o  ·   Fair (34 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

Andy Finkel, (sometimes attributed to James Klass), in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/wgf7zuea  ·   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