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Lawrence M. Krauss Quotes Collection

Lawrence M. Krauss Quotes Collection

  1. If you are choking next to me and either I could perform Heimlich Manoeuvre or i could pray for you, which would you choose?

 

  1. Religious leaders need to be held accountable for their ideas.

 

  1. Organized religion, wielding power over the community, is antithetical to the process of what modern democracy should define as liberty. The sooner we are without it, the better.

  1. By no definition of any modern scientist is intelligent design science, and it’s a waste of our students’ time to subject them to it.

 

  1. I cannot stress often enough that what science is all about is not proving things to be true but proving them to be false.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. I can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, but I’d much rather live in a universe without one.

 

  1. Keeping religion immune from criticism is both unwarranted and dangerous.

 

  1. The universe is the way it is , whether we like it or not. The existence or nonexistence of a creator is independent of our desires . A world without God or purpose may seem harsh or pointless, but that alone doesn’t require God to actually exist.

 

  1. When a person’s religious beliefs cause him to deny the evidence of science, or for whom public policy morphs into a battle with the devil, shouldn’t that be a subject for discussion and debate?

 

  1. The Bible is full of dubious scientific impossibilities, from Jonah living inside a whale, to the sun standing still in the sky for Joshua.

 

  1. For many, to live in a universe that may have no purpose, and no creator, is unthinkable.

 

  1. The illusion of purpose and design is perhaps the most pervasive illusion about nature that science has to confront on a daily basis.

 

  1. The universe has a much greater imagination than we do, which is why the real story of the universe is far more interesting than any of the fairy tales we have invented to describe it.

 

  1. People are interested in science, but they don’t always know they’re interested in science, and so I try to find a way to get them interested.

 

  1. Lack of comfort means we are on the threshold of new insights.

 

  1. Dream or nightmare, we have to live our experience as it is, and we have to live it awake.

 

  1. A truly open mind means forcing our imaginations to conform to the evidence of reality, and not vice versa, whether or not we like the implications.

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