Science and Religion
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Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be nullified on behalf of a single petitioner, admittedly unworthy.
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.
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, and I can singlehandedly move the world.
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.
Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.
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.
Theft from a single author is plagiarism. Theft from two is comparative study. Theft from three or more is research.
The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.