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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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tiny.ag/fp1pwnlq  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/li6watos  ·   Fair (263 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

Winston Churchill, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/1xhfeiwu  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, 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/6dwsjbik  ·   Fair (907 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by VWTransit

If you love God, burn the church.

Jello Biafra, in 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/5pe8gunh  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.

Chamfort, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ol3p8lvo  ·   Fair (928 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Guillermo Ramhorst

The truth is out there.

Chris Carter, The X Files, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/jw1vdna4  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

Thomas Carlyle, in Science and Religion

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/8vmi9s0a  ·   Fair (492 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty -- I call it the one mortal blemish of mankind.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/cclvohiw  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Data without generalization is just gossip.

Robert Pirsig, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/36xg9wvl  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

Nicholas Murray Butler, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/v2eioua3  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Napoleon, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/9rg2w8nc  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/d0yrceio  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

Laurence J. Peter, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/kfhn9y7w  ·   Fair (195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For my part, the longer I live the less I feel the need of any sort of theological belief, and the more I am content to let unseen powers go on their way with me and mine without question or distrust.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/j4ksifbx  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/n0rywqhi  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Logic is like the sword -- those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

Samuel Butler, in Science and Religion