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tiny.ag/fxwtpzmn  ·   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

tiny.ag/mux8i615  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgi, 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/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/5udkeisb  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.

Paul Rudnick, in Life and Death and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/2ejyewwu  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/zurgb1as  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a credulous animal and must believe something. In the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/zisvds6e  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence; it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/o6usdizr  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.

Andy Rooney, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/j1kvztac  ·   Fair (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

George Bernard Shaw, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/o4053hxu  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

E. F. Schumacher, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/s6cusegk  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/mueprtoh  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as to seem not worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

Bertrand Russell, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/c47emtsn  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/pulirvme  ·   Fair (91 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.

George Santayana, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/9dczf2nl  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

E. Rutherford, 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/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