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"It’s frightening that skepticism has to be a movement, because you’re just arguing that reality is reality. What a waste of energy, in a way." - Graham Linehan

"The great thing about science is that it’s a permanent revolution. It’s never complete. The journey to understanding is endless.

And to me, that’s the only appropriate humility in the face of the little we know about the cosmos, is that our understanding will never be complete.

But these little successive approximations of reality that science affords us are so precious and so magnificent, and give us a glimpse of what is possible.” - Ann Druyan ♥

"I believe that we are chemicals, forged in dying stars, risen to consciousness by an amazing evolutionary process.  The miracle is that we are aware.  I think it is hubris for us to imagine we have a major purpose." - Gentry Lee

"It is said that science will dehumanize people and turn them into numbers. That is false: tragically false. Look for yourself. This is the concentration camp and crematorium at Auschwitz where people were turned into numbers. That was not done by gas. It was done by arrogance. It was done by dogma. It was done by ignorance. When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality - this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of gods. Science is a very human form of knowledge. We are always at the brink of the known; we always feel forward for what is to be hoped. Every judgment in science stands on the edge of error, and is personal. Science is a tribute to what we can know although we are fallible. We have to cure ourselves of the itch for absolute knowledge and power. We have to close the distance between the push-button order and the human act. We have to touch people.It is said that science will dehumanize people and turn them into numbers. That is false: tragically false. Look for yourself. This is the concentration camp and crematorium at Auschwitz where people were turned into numbers. That was not done by gas. It was done by arrogance. It was done by dogma. It was done by ignorance. When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality - this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of gods. Science is a very human form of knowledge. We are always at the brink of the known; we always feel forward for what is to be hoped. Every judgment in science stands on the edge of error, and is personal. Science is a tribute to what we can know although we are fallible. We have to cure ourselves of the itch for absolute knowledge and power. We have to close the distance between the push-button order and the human act. We have to touch people." - Jacob Brownowski

"If you know how to look, our body becomes a time capsule that, when opened, tells of critical moments in the history of our planet and of a distant past in ancient oceans, streams, and forests.

Changes in the ancient atmosphere are refle
cted in the molecules that allow our cells to cooperate to make bodies. The environment of ancient streams shaped the basic anatomy of our limbs. Our color vision and sense of smell has been molded by life in ancient forests and plains. And the list goes on.


This history is our inheritance, one that affects our lives today and will do so in the future.” - Neil Shubin
(From his brilliant book “Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body" which I’d surely recommend if you haven’t read it already)

"If you pick out the proper verses of the Bible and interpret them with sufficient ingenuity, you can maintain that the Bible says for instance, that "Let there be light" is the theological translation of "big bang," and that six days is not very different from fifteen billion years and you can freely state that the latest astronomical theories support Genesis.


What characterizes the value of science is not the particular conclusions it comes to. What characterizes the value of science is its methodology, the system it uses to arrive at those conclusions.

A hundred sages, though speaking ever so wisely, can neveroffer anything more persuasive than an imperative “Believe!”
Since human beings can be found to believe each of the hundred sages, there are endless quarrels over points of doctrine, and people have hated vigorously in the name of love and have murdered enthusiastically in the name of peace.”
- Isaac Asimov

"Whatever is resting on fiction and fraud will be overthrown.
Institutions that organize impostures and spread delusions must show what right they have to exist. Faith must render an account of herself to reason.
Mysteries must give place to facts. Religion must relinquish that imperious, that domineering position which she has so long maintained against Science.
There must be absolute freedom for thought.” - John William Draper