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Comment#  ·   Fair (442 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.

R. Drabek, in Love and Hate and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Altruism and Cynicism and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (1177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

Wilson Mizner, (Alva Johnston: The Legendary Mizners, 1953), in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

The Legendary Mizners (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel de Montaigne, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (304 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Christopher Morley, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (62 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.

Mickey Mouse, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Napoleon, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A single fact can spoil a good argument.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (216 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (191 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A student who changes the course of history is probably taking an exam.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (335 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.

Mike Adams, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God but to create him.

Arthur C. Clarke, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile!

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

"Automatic" simply means that you can't repair it yourself.

Mary H. Waldrip, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every dogma must have its day.

H. G. Wells, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (485 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

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