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“Certainly all great truths begin as blasphemies.”
– George Bernard Shaw
“There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the universe if for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something more bizarre and explicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened”.
– Douglas Adams
“All Truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.”
....Arthur Schopenhauer, Nineteenth-Century German Philosopher
New ideas pass through three periods:
o It can’t be done.
o It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing.
o I knew it was a good idea all along!
- Arthur C Clarke
“Why do you transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?”
– Jesus (Matt. 15:13)
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
– George Santaya
“Experience supplies painful proof that traditions once called into being are first called useful, then they become necessary. At last they are too often made idols, and all must bow down to them or be punished.”
....J.C Ryle, Nineteenth Century English Writer and Minister
“When science finally locates the centre of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they’re not in it.”
- Bernard Bailey
“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing”.
– Werner von Braun
“Only in the US will you find people who think the moon landing was fake and wrestling is real”
“The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views… which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that need altering”
– Dr Who
“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and carry on”.
– Winston Churchill
A hypothesis or theory is clear, decisive, and positive, but is believed by no one but the man who created it. Experimental findings, on the other hand, are messy, inexact things, which are believed by everyone except the man who did that work.
– Harlow Shapley
“There is no light. The sun sucks dark. In fact it sucks dark so hard that the friction of the dark moving to the Sun causes the Sun to be very hot. The flow of dark towards the Sun interrupted by the Earth causes side of the Earth away from the Sun to accumulate dark, thus causing Night. As the Earth rotates the dark caught on the night side can be pulled off, this causing the absence of dark known as Day.
What we call light bulbs are truly dark suckers as well. That is why light bulbs are hot, just like the Sun. when a light bulb is full of dark and won’t suck dark any more, it cools off. If you look in old light bulbs you can even see the accumulation of the dark.
Dark is also heavier than water. This can be seen in the oceans where the deeper you go the darker it gets.
– The eric conspiracy