Monday, May 26, 2008
"Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarreled with him?"
"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."-David Friedman
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
thus they turn a faith, which may be true, into superstition.
-Spinoza Letter 21 (73) to Henry Oldenburg , November (1675)
for him to prove it. - H. L. Mencken
Friday, May 16, 2008
"However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."
by Stephen Maria Crane1871-1900, written in 1899
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
~Carl Sagan (The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark)
Monday, May 12, 2008
“Of course I believe evolution.But that is different from believing in evolution.To believe in something takes faith, trust, effort, strength. I need none of these things to believe evolution. It just is. My health is better because of medical research based on evolution. My genetic code is practically the same as a chimpanzee's. My bipedal feet walk on an earth full of fossil missing links. And when my feet tire, those fossils fuel my car.”
Holly Dunsworth … Paleoanthropologist.