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Michael Shermer Quotes

Michael Shermer Quotes & Quotations
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    Anecdotal thinking comes naturally; science requires training. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    But the power of science lies in open publication, which, with the rise of the Internet, is no longer constrained by the price of paper. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    Either the soul survives death or it does not, and there is no scientific evidence that it does. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    For solving a surprisingly large and varied number of problems, crowds are smarter than individuals. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    Human history is highly nonlinear and unpredictable. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    In comparison, Google is brilliant because it uses an algorithm that ranks Web pages by the number of links to them, with those links themselves valued by the number of links to their page of origin. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    Machine intelligence of a human nature could be a century away, and immortality is at least a millennium away, if not unattainable altogether. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    One, I am skeptical of the effectiveness of nutritional supplements. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    Plato wove historical fact into literary myth. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    Religious faith depends on a host of social, psychological and emotional factors that have little or nothing to do with probabilities, evidence and logic. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat, leading to bad science and worse religion. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    The actual atoms and molecules that make up my brain and body today are not the same ones that I was born with on September 8, 1954, a half-century ago this month. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    The principal barrier to a general acceptance of the monist position is that it is counterintuitive. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    The reason is that in a group, individual errors on either side of the true figure cancel each other out. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    Through no divine design or cosmic plan, we have inherited the mantle of life's caretaker on the earth, the only home we have ever known. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    We know evolution happened because innumerable bits of data from myriad fields of science conjoin to paint a rich portrait of life's pilgrimage. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer
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    When alien abductees recount to me their stories, I do not deny that they had a real experience. Michael_ShermerMichael Shermer