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Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.
As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying.
But the only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor - but they have few followers now.
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
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