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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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tiny.ag/6dwsjbik  ·   Fair (907 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by VWTransit

If you love God, burn the church.

Jello Biafra, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/gzduntch  ·   Fair (884 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ex5pqdpc  ·   Fair (1016 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be nullified on behalf of a single petitioner, admittedly unworthy.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Science and Religion

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/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

tiny.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

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

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

Isaac Asimov, in Science and Religion

tiny.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

tiny.ag/uoqbw63r  ·   Fair (517 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ebp3wveo  ·   Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.

Lyman Beecher, in Law and Politics and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/lqhkxzhu  ·   Fair (212 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.

P. L. Berger, in Science and Religion

tiny.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

tiny.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

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

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

Unknown, in Science and Religion

tiny.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

tiny.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

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

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

Unknown, in Science and Religion

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

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

Unknown, in Science and Religion