Science Religion Quotes by Carl Sagan, Swami Vivekananda, Albert Einstein, Isaac Asimov, Bertrand Russell, Fred Hoyle and many others.
In science it often happens that scientists say, “You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken…”
Everything progresses in waves. The march of civilization, the progression of worlds, is in waves. All human activities likewise progress in waves – art, literature, science, religion.
For science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary. Religion, on the other hand, deals only with evaluations of human thought and action: it cannot justifiably speak of facts and relationships between facts.
Emotionally I am an atheist. I don’t have the evidence to prove that God doesn’t exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn’t that I don’t want to waste my time.
Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion go hand in hand.
A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics.
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
Question with boldness even the existence of a god.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
God reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
There is more religion in men’s science, than there is science in their religion.
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief… that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike — and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
Philosophy is based on speculation, on logic, on thought, on the synthesis of what we know and on the analysis of what we do not know. Philosophy must include within its confines the whole content of science, religion and art.
When I’m not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I’ve been writing quite constantly lately so I’ve been reading a lot of nonfiction – philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
If we watch ourselves honestly we shall often find that we have begun to argue against a new idea even before it has been completely stated.
Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
The Church has opposed every innovation and discovery from the day of Galileo down to our own time, when the use of anesthetics in childbirth was regarded as a sin because it avoided the biblical curse pronounced against Eve.
Science is the century-old endeavor to bring together by means of systematic thought the perceptible phenomena of this world into as thorough-going an association as possible.
To sum up all, let it be known that science and religion are two identical words. The learned do not suspect this, no more do the religious. These two words express the two sides of the same fact, which is the infinite. Religion-Science, this is the future of the human mind.
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
A commonsense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
From the viewpoint of a Jesuit priest I am, of course, and have always been an atheist.
In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall succeed in our aims: the improvement of mankind.
Some things need to be believed to be seen.
Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
The great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
God was invented to explain mystery. God is always invented to explain those things that you do not understand.
A man’s ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses.
There can never be any real opposition between religion and science; for the one is the complement of the other.
From religion comes a man’s purpose; from science, his power to achieve it. Sometimes people ask if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers of my hands are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped.
The effort to reconcile science and religion is almost always made, not by theologians, but by scientists unable to shake off altogether the piety absorbed with their mother’s milk.
To put it boldly, it is the attempt at a posterior reconstruction of existence by the process of conceptualization.
There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.
It was the schoolboy who said, “”Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.””
In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall come nearer to success and that success in our aims (the improvement of the lot of mankind, present and future) is worth attaining…I maintain that faith in this world is perfectly possible without faith in another world.
It is impossible to make a clear cut between science, religion, and art. The whole is never equal simply to the sum of its various parts.
From the Vedas we learn a practical art of surgery, medicine, music, house building under which mechanized art is included. They are encyclopedia of every aspect of life, culture, religion, science, ethics, law, cosmology and meteorology.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
The mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with similar energy. It would not perhaps be too fanciful to say that a new idea is the most quickly acting antigen known to science.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.