„What is superstition, but misguided, unobjective science?“

—  Fritz Leiber, buch Conjure Wife

Quelle: Conjure Wife (1953), Chapter 2 (p. 26).
Kontext: What is superstition, but misguided, unobjective science? And when it comes down to that, is it to be wondered if people grasp at superstition in this rotten, hate-filled, half-doomed world of today? Lord knows, I'd welcome the blackest of black magic, if it could do anything to stave off the atom bomb.

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„Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.“

—  Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790

Quelle: The Wealth of Nations

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„When man seized the loadstone of science, the loadstar of superstition vanished in the clouds.“

—  William R. Alger American clergyman and poet 1822 - 1905

Reported in Maturin Murray Ballou, Treasury of thought: Forming an encyclopedia of quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors (1884), p. 460.

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„Writers don't seem to benefit much by the advance of science, although they thrive on superstitions of all kinds.“

—  Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991

"Quotes", The Educated Imagination (1963), Talk 1: The Motive For Metaphor http://northropfrye-theeducatedimagination.blogspot.ca/2009/08/1-motive-for-metaphor.html

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„Science that abdicates its cultural values risks being perceived as an extension of technology, an instrument in the hands of political or economic power. Humanity that disavows science risks falling into the hands of superstition.“

—  Nicola Cabibbo Italian physicist 1935 - 2010

Address to the Holy Father, in The cultural values of science, The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Scripta Varia 105 (8-11 November 2002), page xiv http://www.vatican.edu/roman_curia/pontifical_academies/acdscien/archivio/s.v.105_cultural_values/part1.pdf

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„I worry that, especially as the Millennium edges nearer, pseudo-science and superstition will seem year by year more tempting, the siren song of unreason more sonorous and attractive.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

Quelle: The Demon-Haunted World : Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995), Ch. 2 : Science and Hope
Kontext: I worry that, especially as the Millennium edges nearer, pseudo-science and superstition will seem year by year more tempting, the siren song of unreason more sonorous and attractive. Where have we heard it before? Whenever our ethnic or national prejudices are aroused, in times of scarcity, during challenges to national self-esteem or nerve, when we agonize about our diminished cosmic place and purpose, or when fanaticism is bubbling up around us-then, habits of thought familiar from ages past reach for the controls. The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles. Darkness gathers. The demons begin to stir.

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„I have endeavored to dissipate these religious superstitions from the minds of women, and base their faith on science and reason, where I found for myself at last that peace and comfort I could never find in the Bible and the church.“

—  Elizabeth Cady Stanton Suffragist and Women's Rights activist 1815 - 1902

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„Intelligent design itself does not have any content… Much of what I've written about has been in reaction to the materialist superstition, the belief that the universe is a purely material phenomenon that can be reduced to physical and chemical laws. It's a concept that's infected the social sciences as well.“

—  George Gilder technology writer 1939

Replies when he asked the reasons why he supported the Intelligent Design movement, in his interview with the Boston Globe (27 July 2005)
Kontext: I'm not pushing to have [ ID ] taught as an alternative to Darwin, and neither are they... What’s being pushed is to have Darwinism critiqued, to teach there’s a controversy. Intelligent design itself does not have any content... Much of what I've written about has been in reaction to the materialist superstition, the belief that the universe is a purely material phenomenon that can be reduced to physical and chemical laws. It's a concept that's infected the social sciences as well.

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„Science has everything to say about what is possible. Science has nothing to say about what is permissible.“

—  Charles Krauthammer American journalist 1950 - 2018

Column, March 13, 2009, "Obama's 'Science' Fiction" http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/krauthammer031309.php3 at jewishworldreview.com.
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