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Comment#  ·   Fair (907 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by VWTransit

If you love God, burn the church.

Jello Biafra, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (884 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Isn't it strange? The same people who laugh at gypsy fortune-tellers take economists seriously.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It has just been discovered that research causes cancer in rats.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (240 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Modern man is the missing link between apes and human beings.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My mind is made up, don't confuse me with the facts!

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (440 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

Isaac Asimov, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (3070 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (414 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Aristotle, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (34 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

Andy Finkel, (sometimes attributed to James Klass), in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of leading causes of statistics.

Fletcher Knebel, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (1031 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To "be" means to be related.

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Science and Sanity (hardcover)

Comment#  ·   Fair (677 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.

Alfred Korzybski, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First Rule of History: History doesn't repeat itself -- historians merely repeat each other.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Harrisberger's Fourth Law of the Lab: Experience is directly proportional to the amount of equipment ruined.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Horngren's Observation: Among economists, the real world is often a special case.

Unknown, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.

Jean-Paul Kauffmann, in Science and Religion and Wealth and Poverty

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