„A scientist ought to have a healthy disregard for coincidences.“

—  Fritz Leiber, buch Conjure Wife

Quelle: Conjure Wife (1953), Chapter 3 (p. 39).

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US-amerikanischer Autor 1910 - 1992

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„Have a healthy disregard for the impossible.“

—  Larry Page American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur 1973

Larry Page's Google Zeitgeist 2012 talk https://singularityhub.com/2012/05/27/larry-page-with-a-healthy-disregard-for-the-impossible-people-can-do-almost-anything/

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„Scientists possess healthy skepticism. They realize that you've got to know the answer before you measure it.“

—  Robert E. Machol American systems engineer 1917 - 1998

Quelle: Mathematicians are useful (1971), p. 1:

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„For centuries, 'scientists' have tried to present the dinosaurs as violent monsters because they wanted to scare children. It's no coincidence that most of these men have been atheists or even homosexuals who are possessed by an intense hatred of young boys and girls.“

—  Ken Ham Australian young Earth creationist 1951

parody of Dinosaurs of Eden: Tracing the Mystery Through History in Stephenson Billings, " Why Are Liberals Stealing Our Children's Dinosaur Lemonade? http://web.archive.org/web/20120820195648/http://dailybleach.com/why-are-liberals-stealing-our-childrens-dinosaur-lemonade/", Daily Bleach (August 8, 2012)
actual page text: "At this stage you may have two questions: Why did animals like T. rex have fierce-looking sharp teeth if they were vegetarians? And why is the world today one in which there is death, disease, suffering and bloodshed everywhere?"

„The scientist, like the magician, possesses secrets. A secret — expertise — is somehow perceived as antidemocratic, and therefore ought to be unnatural.“

—  John Leonard American critic, writer, and commentator 1939 - 2008

"Books of the Times" in The New York Times (6 July 1981)
Kontext: For every wicked witch there is, in our culture, a black magician, an alchemist, a Flying Dutchman, a Doctor Strangelove, a Vincent Price. The scientist, like the magician, possesses secrets. A secret — expertise — is somehow perceived as antidemocratic, and therefore ought to be unnatural. We have come a long way from Prometheus to Faust to Frankenstein. And even Frankenstein's monster is now a joke. Mr. Barnouw reminds us of "The Four Troublesome Heads" (1898), in which a conjuror punishes three of his own severed heads because they sing out of tune; he hits them with a banjo.
This book, at once scrupulous and provocative, reminds us of two habits of mind we seem to have misplace — innocent wonder and an appreciation of practical brain power. Peeled grapes are out and LSD is in. (Again, alas.) If we laugh at Frankenstein, we also laugh at Bambi. We are more inclined to shrug than we are to gasp. Isn't everything a trick? Am I putting you on? Of course not; you wouldn't fit. Hit me with a banjo.

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„There is no coincidence. Only the illusion of coincidence.“

—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

Quelle: V for Vendetta, Vol. III of X

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„I accept the people's will. As a revolutionary, I have no right to disregard the will of the people.“

—  François Duvalier 40th President of the Republic of Haiti 1907 - 1971

Quoted in Elizabeth Abbott, Haiti: An insider's history of the rise and fall of the Duvaliers (1988), p. 103.

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„Coincidence is just the word we use when we have not yet discovered the cause.“

—  Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951

Homecoming saga, The Call Of Earth (1992)

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„The national research effort, upon which so much depends, will remain healthy only so long as there is sound core of disinterested search for new knowledge and an adequate number of men and women trained for carrying on such research and for teaching young scientists.“

—  Alan Tower Waterman American physicist 1892 - 1967

in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (March 1953), Vol. 9, No. 2,ISSN 0096-3402, published by Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science, Inc., p. 38.

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„You can have the other words — chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I'll take grace.“

—  Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019

"Sand Dabs, Five"
Winter Hours (1999)
Kontext: You can have the other words — chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I'll take grace. I don't know what it is exactly, but I'll take it.

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„When the will of man and the Will of God coincide, you have right living - the Plan goes forward. There are no downfalls.“

—  Benjamin Creme artist, author, esotericist 1922 - 2016

The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom (1980)

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„Coincidences are the scars of fate.“

—  Carlos Ruiz Zafón, buch Der Schatten des Windes

La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind) (2001)

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„In Jewish history there are no coincidences.“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

Interview in the BU Bridge (5 November 2004) http://www.bu.edu/bridge/archive/2004/11-05/wiesel.html
Variante: There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.

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