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No single discovery from any of these fields denotes proof of evolution,
by Michael Shermer

No single discovery from any of these fields denotes proof of evolution,
but together they reveal that life evolved in a certain
sequence by a particular process.
- Michael Shermer

But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition,
and that is science.
- Michael Shermer

We know evolution happened because innumerable bits
of data from myriad fields of science conjoin to paint
a rich portrait of life's pilgrimage.
- Michael Shermer

For solving a surprisingly large and varied number of problems,
crowds are smarter than individuals.
- Michael Shermer

 

Anecdotal thinking comes naturally; science requires training.
- Michael Shermer

We think of our eyes as video cameras and our brains
as blank tapes to be filled with sensory inputs.
- Michael Shermer

The actual atoms and molecules that make up my brain
and body today are not the same ones that I was born with on September 8,
1954, a half-century ago this month.
- Michael Shermer

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When alien abductees recount to me their stories,
I do not deny that they had a real experience.
- Michael Shermer

The reason is that in a group, individual errors on
either side of the true figure cancel each other out.
- Michael Shermer

Myths are stories that express meaning,
morality or motivation.
Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.
- Michael Shermer

Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat,
leading to bad science and worse religion.
- Michael Shermer

One, I am skeptical of the effectiveness of nutritional supplements.
- Michael Shermer

Dualists hold that body and soul are separate entities
and that the soul will continue beyond the existence of the physical body.
- Michael Shermer

Either the soul survives death or it does not,
and there is no scientific evidence that it does.
- Michael Shermer

Religious faith depends on a host of social,
psychological and emotional factors that have little
or nothing to do with probabilities,
evidence and logic.
- Michael Shermer

But the power of science lies in open publication,
which, with the rise of the Internet,
is no longer constrained by the price of paper.
- Michael Shermer

Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
- Michael Shermer

We should be exploring consciousness at the neural level and higher,
where the arrow of causal analysis points up toward
such principles as emergence and self-organization.
- Michael Shermer

But because we live in an age of science,
we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths.
- Michael Shermer

Human history is highly nonlinear and unpredictable.
- Michael Shermer

The principal barrier to a general acceptance of the
monist position is that it is counterintuitive.
- Michael Shermer

Through no divine design or cosmic plan,
we have inherited the mantle of life's caretaker on the earth,
the only home we have ever known.
- Michael Shermer

In comparison, Google is brilliant because it uses
an algorithm that ranks Web pages by the number of links to them,
with those links themselves valued by the number of
links to their page of origin.
- Michael Shermer

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The River of Life has no judgments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

No pain, no gain.
- Anonymous

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu


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