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“The Universe was opaque until 380.000 years after the Big Bang.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
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“For the man on the street, science and math sound too and soulless. It is hard to appreciate their significance Most of us are just aware of Newton’s apple trivia and Einstein’s famous e mc2. Science, like philosophy, remains obscure and detached, playing role in our daily lives. There is a general perception that science is hard to grasp and has direct relevance to what we do. After all, how often do we discuss Dante or Descartes over dinner anyway? Some feel it to be too academic and leave it to the intellectuals or scientists to sort out while others feel that such topics are good only for academic debate. The great physicist, Rutherford, once quipped that, “i you can’t explain a complex theory to a bartender, the theory not worth it” Well, it could be easier said than done (applications of tools” ― Sharad Nalawade, The Speed Of Time
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“Time is not made of atoms to manipulate it back.” ― Rodel Dosado
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“My father learned his disinterest under the guise of masculinity. Boys don’t cry. There are whole disciplines, institutions, rubrics in our culture which serve as categories of denial. Science is such a category. The torture and death that Heinrich Himmler found disturbing to witness became acceptable to him when it fell under this rubric. He liked to watch the scientific experiments in the concentration camps” ― Susan Griffin, A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War
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“… the reason why we find some things intuitively easy to grasp and others hard, is that our brains are themselves evolved organs: on-board computers, evolved to help us survive in a world (…) where the objects that mattered to our survival were neither very large nor very small; a world where things either stood still or moved slowly compared with the speed of light; and where the very improbable could safely be treated as impossible. Our mental burka window is narrow because it didn’t need to be any wider in order to assist our ancestors to survive.” ― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
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“Science explains the how. Philosophy explains the why. Free-thinkers need both.” ― J.Adam Snyder
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“She laughed. ‘See? You can do philosophy!’ He rolled his eyes and shook his head. ‘Don’t insult me.” ― Alex Scarrow, The Infinity Cage
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“Religion enjoys astonishing privileges in our societies, privileges denied to almost any other special interest group one can think of-and certainly denied to individuals” ― Richard Dawkins, An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist
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“Missing this interview? It’s not the end of the world. It is the beginning.” ― Erin Fletcher, Tied Up In You
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“To understand this new frontier, I will have to try to master one of the most difficult and counterintuitive theories ever recorded in the annals of science: quantum physics. Listen to those who have spent their lives immersed in this world and you will have a sense of the challenge we face. After making his groundbreaking discoveries in quantum physics, Werner Heisenberg recalled, “I repeated to myself again and again the question: Can nature possibly be so absurd as it seemed to us in these atomic experiments?” Einstein declared after one discovery, “If it is correct it signifies the end of science.” Schrödinger was so shocked by the implications of what he’d cooked up that he admitted, “I do not like it and I am sorry I had anything to do with it.” Nevertheless, quantum physics is now one of the most powerful and well-tested pieces of science on the books. Nothing has come close to pushing it off its pedestal as one of the great scientific achievements of the last century. So there is nothing to do but to dive headfirst into this uncertain world. Feynman has some good advice for me as I embark on my quest: “I am going to tell you what nature behaves like. If you will simply admit that maybe she does behave like this, you will find her a delightful, entrancing thing. Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, ‘But how can it be like that?’ because you will get ‘down the drain,’ into a blind alley from which nobody has yet escaped. Nobody knows how it can be like that.” ― Marcus du Sautoy, The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science
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“Just because you deny facts and science doesn’t mean they aren’t true” ― Johnny Corn
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“Can you imagine a scenario, given our present circumstances, in which human life will actually survive and be here in a thousand years?” ― Daniel J. Rice, THE UNPEOPLED SEASON: Journal From a North Country Wilderness
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“Stopping in the 1970s, “Hybridity” as the fifth and final chapter is less of an end point than a certain realization of the artifice, plasticity, and technology that Wells and Loeb envisioned as the future of the human relationship to living matter as well as of the “catastrophic” situation that Georges Canghuilhem (following Kurt Goldstein) saw in life subjected to the milieu of the laboratory.” ― Hannah Landecker, Culturing Life: How Cells Became Technologies
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“The world,” he said, “grows hourly more and more sceptical of all that lies beyond its own narrow radius; and our men of science foster the fatal tendency. “The Phantom Coach” ― Amelia B. Edwards
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“The percentage of leading scientists who profess not to believe in a personal God tells us little unless we also know on what they base their profession. How much do they know about metaphysics, Christian theology, and intellectual history in relationship to their particular areas of scientific expertise? The intellectual relationship between religion and science is a two-way street. Just as one ought not to place much stock in geological views of a religious believer who has never studied geology, so one ought not to give much credence to the religious views of a scientist who has never studied intellectual history, the philosophy of religion, and theology. The highly specialized character of contemporary academic life makes it perfectly possible to win a Nobel Prize in chemistry or physics, for example, while knowing nothing about the theology of creation, metaphysical univocity, and why they matter for questions pertaining to the reality of God and the character of God’s relationship to the natural world.” ― Brad S. Gregory, The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society
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“That nature does not care, one way or the other, is the true abyss. That only man cares, in his finitude facing nothing but death, alone with his contingency and the objective meaninglessness of his projecting meanings, is a truly unprecedented situation… Will replaces vision; temporality of the act outsts the eternity of the “good-in-itself”As the product of the indifferent, his being, too, must be indifferent. Then the facing of his morality would simply warrant the reaction “let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die.” There is no point in caring for what has no sanction behind it in any creative intention.” ― Hans Jonas, The Phenomenon of Life: Toward a Philosophical Biology
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“When I look at the night sky, I’m overwhelmed by the enormity of the universe. But this doesn’t make me question my significance in God’s eyes, no. Instead, it makes me drop to my knees in awe of God. If God created all of this, how powerful must He be to be able to manage and sustain all of it? God has to have enormous power to manage the entire cosmos. How mighty must He be to hold this massive universe in the palm of His hand?” ― Evan Minton, Inference To The One True God: Why I Believe In Jesus Instead Of Other Gods
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“The Kalam Cosmological Argument, The Fine-Tuning Argument, and The Local Fine-Tuning Argument all do an end-run around the issue of special creation verses evolution. These evidences establish the existence of a Creator of the universe. Thanks to The Kalam Cosmological Argument and the two Fine-Tuning Arguments, the atheist’s goose is cooked before we even get to the issue of the origin of life much less the adequacy of random mutations and natural selection to produce new species of animals! …. I can give the atheist evolution for free. He still has to deal with all of the arguments in this book.” ― Evan Minton, Inference To The One True God: Why I Believe In Jesus Instead Of Other Gods
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“…[T]hose who care about their souls and do not subordinate them to the body dissociate themselves firmly from these others and refuse to accompany them on their haphazard journey; and, believing that it is wrong to oppose philosophy with her offer of liberation and purification, they turn and follow her wherever she leads…” ― Socrates, Apology, Crito and Phaedo of Socrates.
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“Personally I do not agree with sex being brought into science at all. The idea of ‘women and science’ is entirely irrelevant. Either a woman is a good scientist, or she is not; in any case she should be given opportunities, and her work should be studied from the scientific, not the sex, point of view” ― Hertha Ayrton