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

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

Human history is highly nonlinear and unpredictable.
- Michael Shermer

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
- 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

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

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

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

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

One movement toward light becomes a clear signpost on a long road.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein


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