„We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up to now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.“

—  Max Planck

The Universe in the Light of Modern Physics (1931)

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professor académico alemão 1858 - 1947

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„The Law continues to exist and to function. But it no longer exists for me.“

—  Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546

Fonte: Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians (1535), Chapter 2, Verse 19

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„[O]ur existence is due to the fact that we do not, indeed cannot accept a norm outlawing property in other scarce resources next to and in addition to that of one's physical body. Hence, the right to acquire such goods must be assumed to exist.“

—  Hans-Hermann Hoppe, livro The Economics and Ethics of Private Property

The Economics and Ethics of Private Property: Studies in Political Economy and Philosophy (Kluwer: 1993): 185.
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„I have assumed that the goal, enlightenment, exists.“

—  U.G. Krishnamurti, livro Mind is a Myth

Quoted in Introduction by Terry Newland
Mind is a Myth (1987)
Contexto: I have assumed that the goal, enlightenment, exists. I have had to search and it is the search itself which has been choking me and keeping me out of my natural state. There is no such thing as spiritual or psychological enlightenment because there is no such thing as spirit or psyche. I have been a damn fool all my life, searching for something which does not exist. My search is at an end.

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„The rule of law does not have to win, it does not have to lose, but it has to exist!“

—  Helmut Schmidt Chancellor of West Germany 1974-1982 1918 - 2015

DIE ZEIT http://www.zeit.de/2007/36/Interview-Helmut-Schmidt?page=all, nr. 36/2007, 30. August 2007

„Prove to me that you have the right to exist!“

—  Fred E. Foldvary American economist 1946

Fonte: The Soul of Liberty (1980), p. 5.

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„It is not the laws of physics that make science possible but the unprovable proposition that there exists a grand design underlying the physical world.“

—  John Polanyi Hungarian-Canadian chemist 1929

"The Magic of Science" in Imperial Oil Review (Spring, 1994) http://sites.utoronto.ca/jpolanyi/public_affairs/public_affairs4f.html.
Contexto: It is not the laws of physics that make science possible but the unprovable proposition that there exists a grand design underlying the physical world. And not just any old "grand design" but one that is accessible to the limited senses and modest reasoning powers of the species to which we belong. Scientists subscribe with such conviction to this article of faith that they are willing to commit a lifetime to the pursuit of scientific discovery. It is hardly surprising that an activity so magical is also undefinable. Science is what scientists do. And what they do is look around themselves for messages written in the sky, the earth, the oceans and all living things – messages that tell of the unity of creation. These messages have been there – unseen, though at times written in letters miles high – since the dawn of history. But we have just passed through an epoch in which, quite suddenly, scientists seem to have learnt speed reading. Discoveries have been coming at an unprecedented pace. In the wake of such a period it is common to consider that we may be approaching the point where all that is readable in nature will have been read. We should be skeptical of such claims. Success in reading some messages brings with it a temporary blindness to others. We forget that between the words written in black in nature's book there are likely to be messages of equal importance written in white. It is a truism that success in science comes to the individuals who ask the right questions.

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„If we suppose that similar intervals exist between all the stars,“

—  Robert Chambers (publisher, born 1802), livro Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

Footnote: By Mr. Henderson Professor of Astronomy in the Edinburgh University and Lieutenant Meadows.
p. 3
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Contexto: A sensible parallax of about one second has been ascertained in the case of the double star [ Alpha Centauri ] of the constellation of the Centaur, and one of the third of that amount for the double star, 61 Cygni; which gave reason to presume that the distance of the former might be about twenty thousand millions of miles, and the latter of much greater amount. If we suppose that similar intervals exist between all the stars, we shall readily see that the space occupied by even the comparatively small number visible to the naked eye, must be vast beyond all powers of conception.

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„By their works we shall know them. Always assuming that they exist.“

—  Michael Kurland, livro Ten Little Wizards

Fonte: Ten Little Wizards (1988), Chapter 6 (p. 59)

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