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Science and Religion

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tiny.ag/fsnkyl1j  ·   Fair (578 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To generalize is to be an idiot.

William Blake, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/nadtrlci  ·   Fair (312 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every sentence that I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.

Niels Bohr, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/t6xaogci  ·   Fair (576 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/mrm8ujlt  ·   Fair (870 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Marc Spierings

Knowledge and belief are two separate tracks that run parallel to each other and never meet, except in the child.

Godfried Bomans, Buitelingen II, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/oy08nxhf  ·   Fair (853 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Marc Spierings

To use a method is to compare the realm of mind to a stool. The true thinker walks freely.

Godfried Bomans, De avonturen van Bill Clifford, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hh0kfr5w  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.

Nathaniel Borenstein, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/anqu4m95  ·   Fair (1012 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Erwin van Moll

The heresies we should fear are those which can be confused with orthodoxy.

Jorge Luis Borges, "The Theologians", in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/qv5khfql  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

Werner von Braun, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/btoy5umi  ·   Fair (829 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.

Niels Bohr, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/a8ytu9a2  ·   Fair (962 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Barry Cantor

According to the latest official figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/f7dpm5bc  ·   Fair (391 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ocxoq7dr  ·   Fair (516 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/t9fdfjzr  ·   Fair (234 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 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/reubvyyi  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/lwykthro  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nature recycles itself. History repeats itself. Religion has faith in itself. Technology creates itself. Humanity loves itself.

Mark Putzke, in Science and Religion