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Sigmund Freud on Religion

While many of Freud’s theories about psychoanalysis are no longer believed to be fact by most modern psychologists, he often had very profound things to say, both about his field of psychology and about other subjects. On the subject of … Continue reading

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Richard Feynman on poets

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars — mere globs of gas atoms. Nothing is “mere”. I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? … Continue reading

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Quotes from Charles Darwin

I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother, … Continue reading

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James D. Watson on science and genetics

No one may have the guts to say this, but if we could make better human beings by knowing how to add genes, why shouldn’t we? Continue reading

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Long list of quotes from The Daily Show

I’ve collected a few of my favorites here, from both present and past correspondents. If you have any more you’d like to add, leave a comment. This is a rather long list, so I’m hiding  it below the fold.

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Quotes about education

My long Christmas break is over, and I started going back to school this week. I thought I’d commemorate it with a few quotes about education and college. “Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” ~ Oscar Wilde “I … Continue reading

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Amusing computer science quotes

Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves. ~ Alan Kay Debugging is twice … Continue reading

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Douglas Adams on religion and puddles

. . . imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting world I find myself in’an interesting hole I find myself in’fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must … Continue reading

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Quotes from Bertrand Russell

Boredom is therefore a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I … Continue reading

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Witty quotes and insults from Winston Churchill

Not only was Churchill one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, he was one hell of a witty guy. These are a few of my favorite quotes and anecdotes attributed to him: History will be kind to me, … Continue reading

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