„On natural selection: "Any entity capable of intelligently designing something as improbable as Dutchman's Pipe (or a universe) would have to be even more improbable than a Dutchman's Pipe. Far from terminating the vicious regress, God aggravates it with a vengeance."“

—  Richard Dawkins, buch Der Gotteswahn

Quelle: The God Delusion (2006), p. 146

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—  Ronald Fisher English statistician, evolutionary biologist, geneticist, and eugenicist 1890 - 1962

Reported by J. S. Huxley in Evolution in Action, London: Chatto and Windus, 1953.

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„Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.“

—  John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006

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„Okay, look at it this way: if the evening news has a very high probability of being accurate, then it's highly improbable that they would inaccurately report the numbers chosen in the lottery. That counterbalances any improbability in the choosing of those numbers, so you're quite rational to believe in this highly improbable event.“

—  William Lane Craig American Christian apologist and evangelist 1949

[2000, The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity, Lee, Strobel, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 9780310565703, http://books.google.com/books?id=5kgb7v1qlF4C]

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—  René Magritte Belgian surrealist artist 1898 - 1967

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„Audience Member: Hey Mitch, I got something to put in that pipe for ya!“

—  Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005

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„Oh, Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side,
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling,
It's you, it's you must go, and I must bide.“

—  Fred Weatherly English lawyer, author, lyricist and broadcaster 1848 - 1929

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