"In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be
perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to
rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics
Stephen Jay Gould
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."
Seneca: Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD
"The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short
phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it
stops moving, subsidize it."
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