„When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.“
— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
„What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife... Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment...“
— Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943
Context: While I have not lost faith in its potentialities, my views have changed since. War can not be avoided until the physical cause for its recurrence is removed and this, in the last analysis, is the vast extent of the planet on which we live. Only though annihilation of distance in every respect, as the conveyance of intelligence, transport of passengers and supplies and transmission of energy will conditions be brought about some day, insuring permanency of friendly relations. What we now want most is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth and the elimination of that fanatic devotion to exalted ideals of national egoism and pride, which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife. No league or parliamentary act of any kind will ever prevent such a calamity. These are only new devices for putting the weak at the mercy of the strong.
„Natural selection eliminates and maybe maintains, but it doesn't create... Neo-Darwinists say that new species emerge when mutations occur and modify an organism. I was taught over and over again that the accumulation of random mutations led to evolutionary change [which] led to new species. I believed it until I looked for evidence.“
— Lynn Margulis American evolutionary biologist 1938 - 2011
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
„Watch out for people who call themselves religious; make sure you know what they mean—make sure they know what they mean!“
— John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
„Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure you hands are clean!“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981