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A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to supp...   Life
A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or e...   Life
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broa...   Life
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that al...   Life
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to...   Life
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through l...   Life
I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for scien...   Life
I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not kno...   Life
I worry that, especially as the Millennium edges nearer, pseudo-scienc...   Life
If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are ...   Life
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without...   Imagination
In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the ...   Nature
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist...   Life
It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to hav...   Life
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and...   Life
Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, esp...   Life
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.   Science
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by whic...   Life
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.   Life
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Under...   Life
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambit...   Life
The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.   Life
There are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That's perfectly...   Life
Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophe...   Life
We are prodding, challenging, seeking contradictions or small, persist...   Life
We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science...   Life
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, ...   Life
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundl...   Life
When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on...   Life
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdr...   Life
Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leade...   Life