Matt Ridley

English journalist, author, businessman
7 February 1958 —

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You can tell the story of the rise of Christianity without any reference to divine assistance. It was a movement like any other, a man-made cult, a cultural contagion passed from mind to mind, a natural example of cultural evolution.

Just as you cannot stop discovery happening, perhaps you can`t hurry it much either.

Where people are baffled, they are often tempted to resort to mystical explanations.

The things that go well are largely unintended; the things that go badly are largely intended.

That life is chemistry is true but boring, like saying that football is physics.

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