Skeptical Quotes

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I don`t believe in astrology; I`m a Sagittarius and we`re skeptical.

Arthur Charles Clarke

The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holders lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.

Bertrand Russell

I am a philosopher, not a scientist, and we philosophers are better at questions than answers.

Daniel Dennett

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Aldous Huxley

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.

George Bernard Shaw

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell

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In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Desiderius Erasmus

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. 


Anatole France

Doubt grows with knowledge.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is no such thing as the supernatural or the paranormal. There is only the natural, the normal, and mysteries we have yet to explain.

Michael Shermer

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Wanting to believe something is not any reason at all to believe it. If anything, it`s a reason to question it.

Penn Jillette

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My desire for something impossible does not make it less impossible.

Penn Jillette

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There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Ansel Adams

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The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan

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A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.

Carl Sagan

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