Quotes

August 16 2015

Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.

Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.

Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
Douglas Adams
The Salmon of Doubt
August 8 2015

The idea is to find that reasonable amount of unreasonability. Not unreasonable amount of unreasonability, where you’re like “I can fly!” and you jump off a building and fuckin’ die – that’s very unreasonable.

The idea is to find that reasonable amount of unreasonability. Not unreasonable amount of unreasonability, where you're like "I can fly!" and you jump off a building and fuckin' die - that's very unreasonable.
Kevin Smith
Montclair Film Festival 2014
August 8 2015

I am not a totalitarian, I don’t want to tell you what to believe. I want to provide you with the tools and evidence to arrive at your position on your own, and if you disagree with me, that’s fine, as long as your disagreement does not harm others.

I am not a totalitarian, I don’t want to tell you what to believe. I want to provide you with the tools and evidence to arrive at your position on your own, and if you disagree with me, that’s fine, as long as your disagreement does not harm others.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
"Neil deGrasse Tyson Hit by Creationist Backlash for Explaining Universe Is Billions of Years Old", Alternet, Aug. 20, 2014
August 8 2015

…man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without a rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck.

...man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without a rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck.
Thomas Jefferson