Skeptical Quotes

 TimeFavorites

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.

Benjamin Franklin

0

Seek simplicity, and distrust it.

Alfred North Whitehead

Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge; and its nature is sinned against when it is drowned in ignorance.

William E. Channing

All things must be examined, debated, investigated without exception and without regard for anyone`s feelings.

Denis Diderot

It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.

William Kingdon Clifford

0

Coincidence is the science of the true believer.

Chet Raymo

0

It is the simple hypotheses of which one must be most wary; because these are the ones that have the most chances of passing unnoticed.

Henri Poincaré

0

Thinking must never submit itself, neither to a dogma, nor to a party, nor to a passion, nor to an interest, nor to a preconceived idea, nor to whatever it may be, if not to facts themselves, because, for it, to submit would be to cease to be.

Henri Poincaré

0

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

John Adams

0

We all have a thirst for wonder. It`s a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I`m saying is, you don`t have to make stories up, you don`t have to exaggerate. There`s wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature`s a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.

Carl Sagan

0

The chief deficiency I see in the skeptical movement is its polarization: Us vs. Them - the sense that we have a monopoly on the truth; that those other people who believe in all these stupid doctrines are morons; that if you`re sensible, you`ll listen to us; and if not, to hell with you. This is nonconstructive. It does not get our message across. It condemns us to permanent minority status.

Carl Sagan

0

Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says "Everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved in the writing of this book."?

Carl Sagan

What we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts.

Thomas Henry Huxley

0

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.

David Suzuki

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.

John Maynard Keynes

0
Accept

We use cookies to personalise ads and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our advertising and analytics partners. By using our site, you accept the use of these cookies. See details