Science and Religion
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It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.
Logic is like the sword -- those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
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.
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
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.