Authors - J. B. S. Haldane

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Quote 1297by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.
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    Quote 2617by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

    If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles.
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      Quote 2875by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

      Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
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        Quote 4512by Anonymous on 22/02/2011

        I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions. I don't know why I do things.
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          Quote 4991by Anonymous on 04/05/2011

          We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
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            Quote 5850by Anonymous on 31/08/2011

            To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size. The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern. I do not suppose that Henry Ford would find much difficulty in running Andorra or Luxembourg on a socialistic basis. He has already more men on his pay-roll than their population. It is conceivable that a syndicate of Fords, if we could find them, would make Belgium Ltd. or Denmark Inc. pay their way. But while nationalization of certain industries is an obvious possibility in the largest of states, I find it no easier to picture a completely socialized British Empire or United States than an elephant turning somersaults or a hippopotamus jumping a hedge.
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              Quote 6571by Anonymous on 29/09/2011

              So many new ideas are at first strange and horrible, though ultimately valuable that a very heavy responsibility rests upon those who would prevent their dissemination.
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