History - Quotes


Religion has never once in all of human history turned out to be the right answer to any question - why would you think it`s the right answer to anything we don`t currently understand?

Greta Christina

When you look at the history of what we know about the world, you see a noticeable pattern. Natural explanations of things have been replacing supernatural explanations of them. Like a steamroller. Why the Sun rises and sets. Where thunder and lightning come from. Why people get sick. Why people look like their parents. How the complexity of life came into being. I could go on and on. All these things were once explained by religion. But as we understood the world better, and learned to observe it more carefully, the explanations based on religion were replaced by ones based on physical cause and effect. Consistently. Thoroughly. Like a steamroller.

Greta Christina

The general public are completely in the dark about very fundamental issues regarding online search and influence. We are talking about the most powerful mind-control machine ever invented in the history of the human race. And people don` t even notice it.

Robert Epstein

In the history of science, ever since the famous trial of Galileo, it has repeatedly been claimed that scientific truth cannot be reconciled with the religious interpretation of the world. Although I an now convinced that scientific truth is unassailable in its own field, I have never found it possible to dismiss the content of religious thinking as simply part of an outmoded phase in the consciousness of mankind, a part we shall have to give up from now on, Thus in the course of my life I have repeatedly been compelled to ponder on the relationship of these two regions of though, for I have never been able to doubt the reality of that to which they point.

Werner Heisenberg

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Every feature of a human organization is a result of a history, so that everything about them is negotiable and subject to improvement by the invention of new ways of doing things.

Lee Smolin

The history of philosophy is in large measure the history of very smart people making very tempting mistakes, and if you don`t know the history, you are doomed to making the same darn mistakes all over again.

Daniel Dennett

No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today.

Steve Maraboli

Human knowledge is doubling every ten years. In the past decade, more scientific knowledge has been created than in all of human history.

Michio Kaku

History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves.

Jared Diamond

Neither life nor history is an enterprise for those who seek simplicity and consistency.

Jared Diamond

History is the tale told by the victors. Who are the victors? barbaric warriors, mad kings and greedy traitors. Mainly most of our history is made of fables fabricated by those glorious victors.

The Countess (movie)

The history of science is riddled with abject failures of scientific objectivity. But that is just the point-these have been failures of science, discovered and corrected by-what, religion? No, by good science.

Sam Harris

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth.

Carl Sagan

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.

Napoleon Bonaparte


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