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Quotes

Jean-Paul Sartre

We have lost religion, but we have gained humanism. The ideal now is to liberate and to help emancipate mankind, with the result that man becomes really an absolute for man.
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We have lost religion, but we have gained humanism. The ideal now is to liberate and to help emancipate mankind, with the result that man becomes really an absolute for man.

George Carlin

Religion is just mind control.
2014-12-03T05:16:47+00:00
Religion is just mind control.

John McCarthy

An atheist doesn't have to be someone who thinks he has a proof that there can't be a god. He only has to be someone who believes that the evidence on the God question is at a similar level to the evidence on the werewolf question.
2014-12-03T05:29:03+00:00
An atheist doesn’t have to be someone who thinks he has a proof that there can’t be a god. He only has to be someone who believes that the evidence on the God question is at a similar leve View Full →

Thomas H. Huxley

The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
2014-12-03T05:35:54+00:00
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.

Carl Sagan

It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men.
2014-11-28T13:00:51+00:00
It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men.

Thomas H. Huxley

The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment... not authority.
2014-12-03T05:09:33+00:00
The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment… not authority.

Justin Brown

If the Bible is mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust it to tell us where we're going?
2014-11-28T13:04:39+00:00
If the Bible is mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust it to tell us where we’re going?

Richard Dawkins

No doubt soaring cathedrals, stirring music, moving stories and parables, help a bit. But by far the most important variable determining your religion is the accident of birth.
2014-12-03T05:44:00+00:00
No doubt soaring cathedrals, stirring music, moving stories and parables, help a bit. But by far the most important variable determining your religion is the accident of birth.

Gore Vidal

The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and eternal punishment to buttress; you need a religion if you are terrified of death.
2014-12-03T05:19:32+00:00
The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and eternal punishment to buttress; you need a religion if you are terrified of death.

Jon Stewart

Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.
2014-12-03T05:45:22+00:00
Religion. It’s given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.

Clark Adams

If Atheism is a religion, then health is a disease!
2014-12-03T05:46:18+00:00
If Atheism is a religion, then health is a disease!

Ronald A. Lindsay

With respect to many, if not most, questions, secular humanism does not point in any particular direction. Instead, it opens up our horizaons so we can assume responsitility for shaping our lives through our personal choices.
2014-12-03T05:42:40+00:00
With respect to many, if not most, questions, secular humanism does not point in any particular direction. Instead, it opens up our horizaons so we can assume responsitility for shaping our lives thro View Full →

Upton Sinclair

Turn over the pages of history and read the damning record of the church's opposition to every advance in every field of science.
2014-12-03T05:36:44+00:00
Turn over the pages of history and read the damning record of the church’s opposition to every advance in every field of science.

Charles Darwin

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
2014-12-03T05:12:43+00:00
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by scienc View Full →

Woody Allen

If god does exist, he must be an underachiever.
2014-12-03T05:28:35+00:00
If god does exist, he must be an underachiever.

Voltaire

Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
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Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.

Dictionary.com

secular humanism -noun any set of beliefs that promotes human values without specific allusion to religious doctrines.
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secular humanism -noun any set of beliefs that promotes human values without specific allusion to religious doctrines.

Robert M. Price

Who needs Satan when you have a God like this?
2014-12-03T05:47:13+00:00
Who needs Satan when you have a God like this?

Dave Barry

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
2014-12-03T05:16:23+00:00
People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

Mark Twain

It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
2014-12-03T05:47:58+00:00
It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

Sigmund Freud

The more that the fruits of knowledge become accessible to man, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
2014-12-03T05:13:43+00:00
The more that the fruits of knowledge become accessible to man, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.

William Bagley

Creationists criticize evolutionists for the demeaning idea of 'coming from apes' and say that man is more noble than that, and then have sermons where man is called a miserable worm worthy to be burned eternally in hell.
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Creationists criticize evolutionists for the demeaning idea of ‘coming from apes’ and say that man is more noble than that, and then have sermons where man is called a miserable worm worth View Full →

Giordano Bruno

It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
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It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majo View Full →

Richard Dawkins

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
2014-12-03T05:28:11+00:00
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.

H.L. Mencken

Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration--courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth.
2014-12-03T05:44:56+00:00
Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration–courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth.

Mark Twain

Faith is believing something you know ain't true.
2014-12-03T05:08:13+00:00
Faith is believing something you know ain’t true.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
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It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.

Protagoras

Man is the measure of all things.
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Man is the measure of all things.

Carl Sagan

We are on the eve of discovering that nothing should be done for the sake of gods, but all for the good of man.
2014-12-03T05:36:18+00:00
We are on the eve of discovering that nothing should be done for the sake of gods, but all for the good of man.

Bertrand Russell

Faith: a firm belief for which there is no evidence.
2014-12-03T05:37:08+00:00
Faith: a firm belief for which there is no evidence.

Sinclair Lewis

It is, I think, an error to believe that there is any need of religion to make life seem worth living.
2014-12-03T05:20:56+00:00
It is, I think, an error to believe that there is any need of religion to make life seem worth living.

Dan Barker

There is joy in rationality, happiness in clarity of mind. Freethought is thrilling and fulfilling--absolutely essential to mental health and happiness.
2014-12-03T05:22:50+00:00
There is joy in rationality, happiness in clarity of mind. Freethought is thrilling and fulfilling–absolutely essential to mental health and happiness.

Bertrand Russell

A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men.
2014-11-28T13:05:24+00:00
A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men.

Mark Twain

I do not fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
2014-12-03T05:29:56+00:00
I do not fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Steve Allen

It is not hardness of heart or evil passions that drive certain individuals to atheism, but rather a scrupulous intellectual honesty.
2014-12-03T05:53:53+00:00
It is not hardness of heart or evil passions that drive certain individuals to atheism, but rather a scrupulous intellectual honesty.

Douglas Adams

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
2014-11-28T13:04:11+00:00
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

Thomas Paine

The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall.
2014-12-03T05:39:12+00:00
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall.

Susan Ertz

Millions long for immorality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
2014-12-03T05:14:59+00:00
Millions long for immorality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Carl Sagan

Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.
2014-12-03T05:33:09+00:00
Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.

Blaise Pascal

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

Hungarian Proverb

The believer is happy, the doubter is wise.
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The believer is happy, the doubter is wise.

Epicurus

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
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Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able no View Full →

Victor Hugo

There is in every village a torch - the teacher; and an extinguisher - the clergyman.
2014-12-03T05:22:20+00:00
There is in every village a torch – the teacher; and an extinguisher – the clergyman.

Gene Roddenberry

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
2014-11-28T13:06:10+00:00
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.

Carl Sagan

You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe.
2014-12-03T05:49:11+00:00
You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it’s based on a deep seated need to believe.

Mark Twain

If there is a God, he is a malign thug.
2014-12-03T05:21:51+00:00
If there is a God, he is a malign thug.

Ruth Hermence Green

There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the dark ages.
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There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the dark ages.

Bertrand Russell

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
2014-12-03T05:30:26+00:00
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

Richard Dawkins

All religious beliefs seem weird to people not brought up in them.
2014-12-03T05:32:40+00:00
All religious beliefs seem weird to people not brought up in them.

Isaac Asimov

Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
2014-12-03T05:42:16+00:00
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.

Anonymous

Gods have done a lot in the past, will do a lot in the future, but are always strangely absent from the present.
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Gods have done a lot in the past, will do a lot in the future, but are always strangely absent from the present.

Galileo Galilei

I do not feel obliged to believe that some God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect had intended for us to forgo their use.
2014-12-03T05:34:59+00:00
I do not feel obliged to believe that some God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect had intended for us to forgo their use.

H. L. Mencken

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
2014-12-03T05:29:31+00:00
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

Carl Sagan

Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?
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Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Ye View Full →

American Humanist Association

Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion.
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Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion.

Voltaire

The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reasoning.
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The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reasoning.

Kurt Vonnegut

Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.
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Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.

Steve Allen

Believing that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God, certain human beings are prepared to suspend not only reason but even common sense about any and all passages found within, no matter how vile or bloodthirsty.
2014-12-03T05:50:04+00:00
Believing that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God, certain human beings are prepared to suspend not only reason but even common sense about any and all passages found within, no matter how View Full →

A. Mulcany

Humanists are proud to live ethical moral lives without having to be frightened into doing so by fear of a deity's fury.
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Humanists are proud to live ethical moral lives without having to be frightened into doing so by fear of a deity’s fury.

Thomas Huxley

Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
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Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.

Albert Einstein

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his own creation.
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I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his own creation.

Thomas Paine

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
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All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.

George Santayana

What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak.
2014-12-03T05:23:19+00:00
What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak.

Thomas Huxley

Skepticism is the highest duty and blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
2014-12-03T05:20:04+00:00
Skepticism is the highest duty and blind faith the one unpardonable sin.

Oscar Wilde

Religion is the fashionable substitute for thinking.
2014-12-03T05:13:15+00:00
Religion is the fashionable substitute for thinking.

Albert Einstein

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
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If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Theodosius Dobzhansky

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
2014-12-03T05:10:47+00:00
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.

Georgia Harkness

The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.
2014-12-03T05:27:41+00:00
The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.

Dirk Tebben

You may be surprised to find that god is not an explanation of anything at all, but merely a word that the ignorant use to obscure their lack of understanding.
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You may be surprised to find that god is not an explanation of anything at all, but merely a word that the ignorant use to obscure their lack of understanding.

Thomas Jefferson

Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.
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Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.

David A. Spitz

One might be asked How can you prove that a god does not exist? One can only reply that it is scarcely necessary to disprove what has never been proved.
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One might be asked How can you prove that a god does not exist? One can only reply that it is scarcely necessary to disprove what has never been proved.

Edward J. Greenfield

Faith is the antithesis of proof.
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Faith is the antithesis of proof.

Delos B. McKown

The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.
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The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.

C. W. Dalton

One wonders why God would choose a Bible to reveal himself thousands of years before the invention of the printing press and at a time when few people could read.
2014-12-03T05:23:52+00:00
One wonders why God would choose a Bible to reveal himself thousands of years before the invention of the printing press and at a time when few people could read.

Baron d’ Holbach

If we go back to the beginning, we shall always find that ignorance and fear have created gods.
2014-12-03T05:20:30+00:00
If we go back to the beginning, we shall always find that ignorance and fear have created gods.

Richard Dawkins

Religions do make claims about the universe--the same kinds of claims that scientists make, except they're usually false.
2014-11-28T13:03:31+00:00
Religions do make claims about the universe–the same kinds of claims that scientists make, except they’re usually false.

Steven Weinberg

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
2014-12-03T05:34:33+00:00
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

Peter Ustinov

Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
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Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.

Edmond de Goncourt

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.
2014-12-03T05:15:56+00:00
If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.

Richard Dawkins

In practice, no civilized person uses Scripture as ultimate authority for moral reasoning.
2014-12-03T05:11:46+00:00
In practice, no civilized person uses Scripture as ultimate authority for moral reasoning.

George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
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All great truths begin as blasphemies.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
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Is man one of God’s blunders? Or is God one of man’s blunders?

Stendhal

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
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All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.

Robert Frost

I turned to speak to God, About the world's despair; But to make bad matters worse, I found God wasn't there.
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I turned to speak to God, About the world’s despair; But to make bad matters worse, I found God wasn’t there.

Corlis Lamont

To define Humanism in the briefest possible manner, I would say that it is a philosophy of joyous service for the greater good of all humanity in this natural world and according to the methods of reason and democracy.
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To define Humanism in the briefest possible manner, I would say that it is a philosophy of joyous service for the greater good of all humanity in this natural world and according to the methods of rea View Full →

George Carlin

I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
2014-11-28T13:03:03+00:00
I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.

E. M. Forster

The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
2014-11-28T13:01:43+00:00
The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.

Stephen Roberts

I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
2014-12-03T05:26:18+00:00
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.

Anonymous

As we rely more on reason, faith disappears.
2014-12-03T05:15:28+00:00
As we rely more on reason, faith disappears.

Christopher Hitchens

What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.
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What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.

Charles Darwin

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
2014-11-28T13:07:14+00:00
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.

Giordano Bruno

Everything, however men may deem it assured and evident, proves, when it is brought under discussion to be no less doubtful than are extravagant and absurd beliefs.
2014-12-03T05:10:14+00:00
Everything, however men may deem it assured and evident, proves, when it is brought under discussion to be no less doubtful than are extravagant and absurd beliefs.

Thomas Browne

The religion of one seems madness unto another.
2014-12-03T05:27:13+00:00
The religion of one seems madness unto another.

Bertrand Russell

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
2014-12-03T05:50:33+00:00
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is not sufficient love and goodness in the world to permit us to give some of it away to imaginary beings.
2014-12-03T05:39:39+00:00
There is not sufficient love and goodness in the world to permit us to give some of it away to imaginary beings.

Richard Dawkins

We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
2014-12-03T05:40:48+00:00
We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.

Isaac Asimov

Humanists recognize that it is only when people feel free to think for themselves, using reason as their guide that they are best capable of developing values that succeed in serving human interests.
2014-12-03T05:35:24+00:00
Humanists recognize that it is only when people feel free to think for themselves, using reason as their guide that they are best capable of developing values that succeed in serving human interests.

Charles Darwin

For my part I would as soon be descended from a baboon...as from a savage who delights to torture his enemies... treats his wives like slaves... and is haunted by the grossest superstitions.
2014-12-03T05:52:24+00:00
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Stephen Jay Gould

In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.
2014-12-03T05:43:08+00:00
In science, ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.