„Science seeks the truth. And it does not discriminate. For better or worse it finds things out. Science is humble. It knows what it knows and it knows what it doesn’t know. It bases its conclusions and beliefs on hard evidence -­- evidence that is constantly updated and upgraded. It doesn’t get offended when new facts come along. It embraces the body of knowledge. It doesn’t hold on to medieval practices because they are tradition. If it did, you wouldn’t get a shot of penicillin, you’d pop a leach down your trousers and pray.“

"Ricky Gervais: Why I’m an Atheist," WSJ, 2010 http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/12/19/a-holiday-message-from-ricky-gervais-why-im-an-atheist/

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„The truth doesn’t hurt. Whatever it is, it doesn’t hurt. It’s better to know the truth.“

—  Ricky Gervais English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter 1961

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„There is no self-knowledge except historical self-knowledge. No one knows what he is if he doesn’t know what his contemporaries are.“

—  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829

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„Damn, but science is just a constant feed of cool new facts and theories. Theology doesn’t come close.“

—  Jerry Coyne American biologist 1949

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„There is no such thing as a religious theory, just like science doesn’t promote “non-religious doctrines” either. A doctrine is a set of taught beliefs. Science is an investigation; not a matter of belief.“

—  Aron Ra Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast 1962

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„It has been asserted - and this is no overstatement - that whereas other sciences draw their conclusions from what we know, the science of probability derives its most important results from what we do not know.“

—  Richard von Mises Austrian physicist and mathematician 1883 - 1953

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„And you know that when the truth is told that you can get what you want or you can just get old.“

—  Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949

Varianta: You can get what you want or you can just get old.

„Just because people doing science are embedded in a particular social and cultural milieu, it doesn’t follow that science is not universal.“

—  Mordechai Ben-Ari Israeli computer scientist 1948

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„[This] science is the work of the human mind, which is destined rather to study than to know, to seek the truth rather than to find it.“

—  Évariste Galois French mathematician, founder of group theory 1811 - 1832

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„Science does not know its debt to imagination.“

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—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

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—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

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