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Arguments that explain everything... explain nothing


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If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world.

If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world.



Islamophobia: a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.

Islamophobia: a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.



Religion is poison because it asks us to give up our most precious faculty, which is that of reason, and to believe things without evidence. It then asks us to respect this, which it calls faith.

Religion is poison because it asks us to give up our most precious faculty, which is that of reason, and to believe things without evidence. It then asks us to respect this, which it calls faith.



Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence.

Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence.



Human beings are pattern-seeking animals who will prefer even a bad theory or a conspiracy theory to no theory at all.

Human beings are pattern-seeking animals who will prefer even a bad theory or a conspiracy theory to no theory at all.



I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.

I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.



High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments.

High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments.



What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.

What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.



Why do humans exist? A major part of the answer: because Pikaia Gracilens survived the Burgess decimation.

Why do humans exist? A major part of the answer: because Pikaia Gracilens survived the Burgess decimation.



The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has—from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness.

The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has—from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness.





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In his mind he was always leaving, always going somewhere, always doing something else.

In his mind he was always leaving, always going somewhere, always doing something else.



We always fall in love with a story, not a name or a body but what is inscribed in the man.

We always fall in love with a story, not a name or a body but what is inscribed in the man.



My mother was told she couldn't go to medical school because she was a woman and a Jew. So she became a teacher in the New York City public school system.

My mother was told she couldn't go to medical school because she was a woman and a Jew. So she became a teacher in the New York City public school system.



You're asking me will my love grow. I don't know, I don't know. You stick around now it may show. I don't know, I don't know

You're asking me will my love grow. I don't know, I don't know. You stick around now it may show. I don't know, I don't know



It was really a pleasure to play someone who’s literally pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.

It was really a pleasure to play someone who’s literally pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.



I've been really supported by my family and my wife. She really understands what I do, but it doesn't get any easier when you get away all the time and so I'm trying to find the balance.

I've been really supported by my family and my wife. She really understands what I do, but it doesn't get any easier when you get away all the time and so I'm trying to find the balance.



The summit is not the only place on the mountain.

The summit is not the only place on the mountain.



Today, I will vote in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment. I shall do so because like President Bush, I strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Today, I will vote in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment. I shall do so because like President Bush, I strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman.



Time itself is the solution to all problems.

Time itself is the solution to all problems.



I've been in the same place for 10 years and having to say goodbye and clean out the locker is the toughest part.

I've been in the same place for 10 years and having to say goodbye and clean out the locker is the toughest part.




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