Science and Religion
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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.
It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of leading causes of statistics.
To "be" means to be related.
Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.
Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.
That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.
The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.
Logic is a system whereby one may go wrong with confidence.
The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.
Strong words are required for weak principles.
The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
It is by fighting and triumphing over the enemies of the Buddha that we ourselves become Buddhas.
The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.
No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.
In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
Under the most rigorously controlled conditions of pressure, temperature, volume, humidity, and other variables, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.