"Is it just me, or does anyone else read `bible humpers’ every time someone writes `bible thumpers?’ — Joel M. Snyder, jms@mis.arizona.edu 



"I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest." — Alexandre Dumas (fils) 



"Creation science" has not entered the curriculum for a reason so simple and so basic that we often forget to mention it: because it is false, and because good teachers understand exactly why it is false. What could be more destructive of that most fragile yet most precious commodity in our entire intellectualy heritage — good teaching — than a bill forcing honorable teachers to sully their sacred trust by granting equal treatment to a doctrine not only known to be false, but calculated to undermine any general understanding of science as an enterprise? — Stephen Jay Gould, "The Skeptical Inquirer", Vol. 12, page 186 



"Cogito ergo I’m right and you’re wrong." — Blair Houghton 



Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov 

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