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I do not feel obliged to belie...

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

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The Sun, with all the planets ...

The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do.

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It has always seemed to me ext...

It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do, since, when one comes down to it, there is not one effect in nature, no matter how small, that even the most speculative minds can fully understand. -Galileo Galilei.

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The sun, with all those planet...

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

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All truths are easy to underst...

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. -Galileo Galilei.

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In questions of science, the a...

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

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Nature is relentless and uncha...

Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.

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It vexes me when they would co...

It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.

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Facts which at first seem impr...

Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.

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