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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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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/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/6hcujeiu  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

tiny.ag/rdhwutp3  ·   Fair (194 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An authority is a person who can tell you more about something than you really care to know.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/oxnkf52j  ·   Fair (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All probabilities are 50%. Either a thing will happen or it won't.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/mueprtoh  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/5udkeisb  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.

Paul Rudnick, in Life and Death and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/2ejyewwu  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/zurgb1as  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a credulous animal and must believe something. In the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/zisvds6e  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence; it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/s6cusegk  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/9dczf2nl  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

E. Rutherford, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/j1kvztac  ·   Fair (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

George Bernard Shaw, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/o4053hxu  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

E. F. Schumacher, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/pulirvme  ·   Fair (91 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.

George Santayana, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/c47emtsn  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/jsu6vp9n  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Logic is a system whereby one may go wrong with confidence.

Charles F. Kettering, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/o6usdizr  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.

Andy Rooney, in Science and Religion

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/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