❝Don't you believe in flying saucers?, they ask me. Don't you believe in telepathy? — in ancient astronauts? — in the Bermuda triangle? — in life after death?
No, I reply. No, no, no, no, and again no.

One person recently, goaded into desperation by the litany of unrelieved negation, burst out "Don't you believe in anything?"

"Yes", I said. "I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.❞
— Isaac Asimov

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Comment by no2ndhandgod on January 10, 2011 at 4:43pm
Notice to xians from a cultured despiser

You're welcome to your own beliefs, but not your own truths.
You're welcome to your own faith, but not your own knowledge.
You're welcome to your own interpretations, but not your own reality.

You may not impose your fictions on anyone.

the anti_supernaturalist
Comment by Kenneth Montville D.D. on January 10, 2011 at 8:41pm
Love it. He had a number of amazing quotes.


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