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    If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequence.

     
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    A great swindle of our time is the assumption that science has made religion obsolete. All science has damaged is the story of Adam and Eve and the story of Jonah and the Whale. Everything else holds up pretty well, particularly lessons about fairness and gentleness. People who find those lessons irrelevant in the twentieth century are simply using science as an excuse for greed and harshness.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    I used to think that science would save us, and science certainly tried. But we can’t stand any more tremendous explosions, either for or against democracy. We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    We are, as I have said, one equation short.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    His peculiar gift was the power of holding continuously in his mind a purely mental problem until he had seen it through.

    John Maynard Keynes, on Isaac Newton
     
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    We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.

    Thomas Edison
     
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    In science, if you can’t explain what you’re doing to a non-scientist of reasonable intelligence, then you probably don’t really know yourself.

    James Lovelock
     
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    Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.

    Gary Zukav
     

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