Science and Religion
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Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.
Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be nullified on behalf of a single petitioner, admittedly unworthy.
There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.
Man is a credulous animal and must believe something. In the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence; it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
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.
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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.
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
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.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.