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“The idea of ‘truth’ is one of the most dangerous tools any ruler can use. The only problem is that declaring that there is no such thing as truth is even worse. Then people have no anchor and nothing to believe in.”

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While almost 10 years old this book still plays out the unholy relationship between religion, oil and economics that the current Republican Party still uses. It’s almost prophetic in some ways and gives a good warning of our current predicament of an ...more
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Christopher Hitchens
“To the dumb question "Why me?" the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: why not?”
Christopher Hitchens, Mortality
tags: fate

Plato
“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
Plato, The Republic

Richard Feynman
“Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.”
Richard P. Feynman

Lawrence M. Krauss
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”
Lawrence M. Krauss

Robert A. Heinlein
“A prude is a person who thinks that his own rules of propriety are natural laws.”
Robert A. Heinlein

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