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Re: insightful & funny quotes

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:26 pm
by romansh
Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.
Bertrand Russell
http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/russell8.htm
Posted the link before ... but I was looking for this quote .. .

Re: insightful & funny quotes

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:11 pm
by Bill
Certainly there are degrees of certainty, and one should be very careful to emphasize that fact, because otherwise one is landed in an utter skepticism, and complete skepticism would, of course, be totally barren and completely useless.

and

I think that a dogma is harmful in proportion to its novelty. New dogmas are much worse that old ones.

I never realized before now that Russell was such a dyed in the wool pluralist.

Re: insightful & funny quotes

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:04 pm
by Carrie
This one isn't funny, but it's very insightful.

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Re: insightful & funny quotes

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 6:21 pm
by romansh
“It seems to me a fundamental dishonesty and a fundamental treachery to intellectual integrity to hold a belief because you think it’s useful and not because you think it’s true.”


Re: insightful & funny quotes

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:12 pm
by romansh
A couple of Lawrence Krauss quotes"
"But I don't really give a damn what "nothing" means to philosophers; I care about the "nothing" of reality."

and

"The multiverse could explain it by being eternal, in the same way that God explains it by being eternal, but there's a huge difference: the multiverse is well motivated and God is just an invention of lazy minds."
Lawrence Krauss quoting Steven Weinberg:
"... science doesn't make it impossible to believe in God, it just makes it possible to not believe in God."

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/a ... te/256203/