“Often known science will revolt against unknown science”

— tirumala, Share via Whatsapp

“When will you ever accept the true ugliness of health?”

— Abe Kōbō, Secret Rendezvous, Share via Whatsapp

“Always remember that nothing naturally occurring can ever be immoral.”

— Rajesh`, Random Cosmos, Share via Whatsapp

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”

— Carl Sagan, Share via Whatsapp

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”

— Leon C. Megginson, Share via Whatsapp

“It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.”

— G.K. Chesterton, Share via Whatsapp

“Human beings are so destructive. I sometimes think we re a kind of plague, that will scrub the earth clean. We destroy things so well that I sometimes think, maybe that s our function. Maybe every few eons, some animal comes along that kills off the rest of the world, clears the decks, and lets evolution proceed to its next phase.”

— Michael Crichton, The Lost World, Share via Whatsapp

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”

— Milton Berle, Share via Whatsapp

“Evolution could so easily be disproved if just a single fossil turned up in the wrong date order. Evolution has passed this test with flying colours.”

— Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Share via Whatsapp

“Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world, which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessities. But it cannot achieve its end. Its doctrines carry with them the stamp of the times in which they originated, the ignorant childhood days of the human race. Its consolations deserve no trust. Experience teaches us that the world is not a nursery. The ethical commands, to which religion seeks to lend its weight, require some other foundations instead, for human society cannot do without them, and it is dangerous to link up obedience to them with religious belief. If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man’s evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity.”

— Sigmund Freud , Moses and Monotheism, Share via Whatsapp

“[Said during a debate when his opponent asserted that atheism and belief in evolution lead to Nazism:] Atheism by itself is, of course, not a moral position or a political one of any kind; it simply is the refusal to believe in a supernatural dimension. For you to say of Nazism that it was the implementation of the work of Charles Darwin is a filthy slander, undeserving of you and an insult to this audience. Darwin’s thought was not taught in Germany; Darwinism was so derided in Germany along with every other form of unbelief that all the great modern atheists, Darwin, Einstein and Freud were alike despised by the National Socialist regime. Now, just to take the most notorious of the 20th century totalitarianisms – the most finished example, the most perfected one, the most ruthless and refined one: that of National Socialism, the one that fortunately allowed the escape of all these great atheists, thinkers and many others, to the United States, a country of separation of church and state, that gave them welcome – if it’s an atheistic regime, then how come that in the first chapter of Mein Kampf, that Hitler says that he’s doing God’s work and executing God’s will in destroying the Jewish people? How come the fuhrer oath that every officer of the Party and the Army had to take, making Hitler into a minor god, begins, “I swear in the name of almighty God, my loyalty to the Fuhrer?” How come that on the belt buckle of every Nazi soldier it says Gott mit uns, God on our side? How come that the first treaty made by the Nationalist Socialist dictatorship, the very first is with the Vatican? It’s exchanging political control of Germany for Catholic control of German education. How come that the church has celebrated the birthday of the Fuhrer every year, on that day until democracy put an end to this filthy, quasi-religious, superstitious, barbarous, reactionary system? Again, this is not a difference of emphasis between us. To suggest that there’s something fascistic about me and about my beliefs is something I won t hear said and you shouldn t believe.”

— Christopher Hitchens, Share via Whatsapp

“What is Man? Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey.”

— Mark Twain, Share via Whatsapp

“My religious convictions and scientific views cannot at present be more specifically defined than as those of a believer in creative evolution. I desire that no public monument or work of art or inscription or sermon or ritual service commemorating me shall suggest that I accepted the tenets peculiar to any established church or denomination nor take the form of a cross or any other instrument of torture or symbol of blood sacrifice. [From the will of GBS]”

— George Bernard Shaw, Share via Whatsapp

“Folks, it s time to evolve. That s why we re troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything s failing? It s because, um – they re no longer relevant. We re supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right?”

— Bill Hicks, Share via Whatsapp

“Once we were blobs in the sea, and then fishes, and then lizards and rats and then monkeys, and hundreds of things in between. This hand was once a fin, this hand once had claws! In my human mouth I have the pointy teeth of a wolf and the chisel teeth of a rabbit and the grinding teeth of a cow! Our blood is as salty as the sea we used to live in! When we re frightened, the hair on our skin stands up, just like it did when we had fur. We are history! Everything we ve ever been on the way to becoming us, we still are. [...] I m made up of the memories of my parents and my grandparents, all my ancestors. They re in the way I look, in the colour of my hair. And I m made up of everyone I ve ever met who s changed the way I think.”

— Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky, Share via Whatsapp

“We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation.”

— Lily Tomlin, Share via Whatsapp

“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.”

— Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God, Share via Whatsapp