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The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will read more

The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death...

by Paul Ehrlich Found in: Society Quotes,
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Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.

Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.

by Benjamin Rush Found in: Society Quotes,
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...most scientific problems are far better understood by studying their history than their logic.

...most scientific problems are far better understood by studying their history than their logic.

by Ernst Mayr Found in: Society Quotes,
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Modern man lives isolated in his artificial environment, not because the artificial is evil as such, but because of his read more

Modern man lives isolated in his artificial environment, not because the artificial is evil as such, but because of his lack of comprehension of the forces which make it work- of the principles which relate his gadgets to the forces of nature, to the universal order. It is not central heating which makes his existence 'unnatural,' but his refusal to take an interest in the principles behind it. By being entirely dependent on science, yet closing his mind to it, he leads the life of an urban barbarian.

by Arthur Koestler Found in: Society Quotes,
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Morality, like other inputs into the social process, follows the law of diminishing returns- meaning ultimately, negative returns. People can read more

Morality, like other inputs into the social process, follows the law of diminishing returns- meaning ultimately, negative returns. People can be too moral.

by Thomas Sowell Found in: Society Quotes,
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Those families, you know, are our upper crust, not upper ten
thousand.

Those families, you know, are our upper crust, not upper ten
thousand.

by James Fenimore Cooper Found in: Society Quotes,
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There is no such thing as philosophy-free science; there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without read more

There is no such thing as philosophy-free science; there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination.

by Daniel C. Dennett Found in: Society Quotes,
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The presence of a body of well-instructed men, who have not to labor for their daily bread, is important to read more

The presence of a body of well-instructed men, who have not to labor for their daily bread, is important to a degree which cannot be overestimated; as all high intellectual work is carried on by them, and on such work material progress of all kinds mainly depends, not to mention other and higher advantages.

by Charles Darwin Found in: Society Quotes,
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When we find ourselves wondering about the meaning of conditions and events, its always useful to ask, who profits?

When we find ourselves wondering about the meaning of conditions and events, its always useful to ask, who profits?

by Richard Mitchell Found in: Society Quotes,
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