„All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.“

—  Douglas Adams, livro The Salmon of Doubt, The Salmon of Doubt (2002)
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„… the best causes tend to attract to their support the worst arguments, which seems to be equally true in the intellectual and in the moral sense.“

—  Ronald Fisher English statistician, evolutionary biologist, geneticist, and eugenicist 1890 - 1962
1950s, Statistical Methods and Scientific Inference, Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1956, p. 31.

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„I am not very impressed with theological arguments whatever they may be used to support. Such arguments have often been found unsatisfactory in the past.“

—  Alan Turing, Computing Machinery and Intelligence
Computing Machinery and Intelligence (1950), Context: I am not very impressed with theological arguments whatever they may be used to support. Such arguments have often been found unsatisfactory in the past. In the time of Galileo it was argued that the texts, "And the sun stood still... and hasted not to go down about a whole day" (Joshua x. 13) and "He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not move at any time" (Psalm cv. 5) were an adequate refutation of the Copernican theory. pp. 443-444.

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„It takes a courageous Mormon to turn to archaeology to support their argument“

—  James Nicoll Canadian fiction reviewer 1961
2010s, LiveJournal post title http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/622558.html (2006)

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„Scorn relations with the imperialist Government of the United States, a Government of genocide and decadence
We have supported, we are supporting and we shall support revolutionary movements in Latin America.
We feel very well outside the O. A. S., in fact better than inside. The O. A. S. is an organization that is bound to disappear.“

—  Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016
19 April 1971 in Havana, according to 20 April 1971 New York Times article https://www.nytimes.com/1971/04/20/archives/castro-rejects-new-ties-to-us-premier-in-havana-speech-also.html

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„If the land was divided among all the inhabitants of a country, so that each of them possessed precisely the quantity necessary for his support, and nothing more; it is evident that all of them being equal, no one would work for another.“

—  Anne Robert Jacques Turgot French economist 1727 - 1781
Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Wealth (1766), Context: If the land was divided among all the inhabitants of a country, so that each of them possessed precisely the quantity necessary for his support, and nothing more; it is evident that all of them being equal, no one would work for another. Neither would any of them possess wherewith to pay another for his labour, for each person having only such a quantity of land as was necessary to produce a subsistence, would consume all he should gather, and would not have any thing to give in exchange for the labour of others. § 1

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„Orthodox: You should accept no argument that is not fully supported by Scriptural testimony.“

—  Theodoret Syrian bishop 393 - 458
Eranistes of the Polymorph, Dialogue I, The Immutable. Note: The above is the corrected translation and arrangement between Eranistes and Orthodox as found in Migne, PL 83, cols. 46-48, in which the words of Eranistes and Orthodox are reversed: http://books.google.com/books?id=JmDGmXJHWjsC&pg=PA47&dq=%22ego+enim+in+sola+divina%22&hl=en&ei=kw8ATpvXOIr50gHE-oWtDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22ego%20enim%20in%20sola%20divina%22&f=false http://books.google.com/books?id=foEXAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA165&lpg=PA165&dq=%22Do+not,+I+beg+you,+bring+in+human+reason.+I+shall+yield+to+scripture+alone%22&source=bl&ots=EpK4_3X5_S&sig=7lTRTuRdjDuHTV1PLUvM86Iy84k&hl=en&ei=K0fkTZDOLcq_0AG_9ZWNBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=%22Do%20not%2C%20I%20beg%20you%2C%20bring%20in%20human%20reason.%20I%20shall%20yield%20to%20scripture%20alone%22&f=false Translator, G. H. Ettlinger, explains: “The last previous translation of the Eranistes into English was published in 1892, according to the translator’s preface, under the title Dialogues in the series called The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers. That version was based on the Greek text in PG 83.27-336, which, like many of Migne’s texts, was drawn from a minimum number of original manuscripts and printed with more than a few errors. This book offers a translation of the critical edition of the Greek text found in Etllinger, Eranistes.” http://books.google.com/books?id=7lY7kAKzYR0C&pg=PA22&lpg=PA22&dq=%22like+many+of+Migne%E2%80%99s+texts,+was+drawn+from+a+minimum+number+of+original+manuscripts+and+printed+with+more+than+a+few+errors%22&source=bl&ots=s4e7TyYNIA&sig=cCw_Lr_1uD5T_iUGMAYVZkwT26A&hl=en&ei=ds4UTqDVLrSpsALn_N3UDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22like%20many%20of%20Migne%E2%80%99s%20texts%2C%20was%20drawn%20from%20a%20minimum%20number%20of%20original%20manuscripts%20and%20printed%20with%20more%20than%20a%20few%20errors%22&f=false Eranistes: Fathers of the Church, 2003, Gérard H. Ettlinger, S.J., trans., Catholic University of America Press, ISBN 0813201063 ISBN 9780813201061, p. 41. http://books.google.com/books?id=7lY7kAKzYR0C&pg=PA41&dq=%22i+rely+on+divine+scripture+alone%22&hl=en&ei=yEbkTYmeMKPr0gHn1dmvBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20rely%20on%20divine%20scripture%20alone%22&f=false Theodoret of Cyrus: Eranistes, A Critical Edition and Prolegomena, 1975, Gérard H. Ettlinger, S.J., Oxford, Clarendon Press, ISBN 0198266391 ISBN 9780198266396 http://books.google.com/books?id=pG0xAQAAIAAJ&q=%220-19-826639-1%22&dq=%220-19-826639-1%22&hl=en&ei=wRUATtjRCYHs0gH-komMDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAQ

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„What is the government? nothing, unless supported by opinion.“

—  Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
Political Aphorisms, Moral and Philosophical Thoughts (1848), p. 242

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„All mathematics is divided into three parts: cryptography (paid for by CIA, KGB and the like), hydrodynamics (supported by manufacturers of atomic submarines) and celestial mechanics (financed by military and by other institutions dealing with missiles, such as NASA.).“

—  Vladimir I. Arnold Russian mathematician 1937 - 2010
"Polymathematics: is mathematics a single science or a set of arts?", in Mathematics: Frontiers and Perspectives (2000), edited by V. I. Arnold, M. Atiyah, P. Lax, and B. Mazur, pp. 403–416.

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„I had no specific belief except that our cause was just, was very strong and it was winning more and more support.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
1990s, Nelson Mandela on ideology, Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa (11 February 1994). Source: From Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations © 2010 by Nelson R. Mandela and The Nelson Mandela Foundation http://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/mini-site/selected-quotes

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