Quote of the Week #88

You don’t get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.

– L. Ron Hubbard

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Quote of the Week #87

It’s the patriotic duty of all of us to skip political commercials.

– Craig Newmark

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Quote of the Week #86

People place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution; they don’t put their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.

Jamie Raskin

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Quote of the Week #85

I know nothing about evolution. Neither do I care anything about it. To be very frank with you, gentlemen of this House, I don’t see but one good feature in this thing, and that is that it will gratify the monkeys to know they are absolved from all responsibility for the conduct of the human race.

Sam Ervin Jr.

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Quote of the Week #84

Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for Earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, servants of the dark lord Xenu

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Quote of the Week #83

Why are you such a bunch of big girls? Why don’t you tell the content owners to just get stuffed? You’re too seduced by the content industry, Hollywood is not even a $10 billion industry. Hollywood is small compared to the telecom industry. Why don’t you take a stronger line? Consumers don’t want DRM at all. You can’t sell DRM.

David Birch

Quote of the Week #82

They laughed at Copernicus. They laughed at the Wright brothers. Yes, well, they also laughed at the Marx Brothers. Being laughed at does not mean you are right.

– Michael Shermer

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Quote of the Week #81

A non-running computer produces fewer errors.

Onur Hosten

Quote of the Week #80

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

– Thomas Jefferson

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Quote of the Week #79

If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find out no such case.

– Charles Darwin

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Quote of the Week #78

Firmly established opinion is not always wrong, and not necessarily worth attacking, simply because it is firmly established opinion.

Chris Mooney

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Quote of the Week #77

In a world of gigabit Ethernet and ubiquitous wireless networking it is a sad indictment of the networking community that the preferred communication medium for most computer users is still the floppy disk.

Stuart Chesire & Marc Krochmal

Quote of the Week #76

Every new and successful example, therefore, of a perfect separation between the ecclesiastical and civil matters, is of importance; and I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity the less they are mixed together

– James Madison

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Quote of the Week #75

The Internet means never having to forget what high school was like.

– Scott Kurtz

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Quote of the Week #74

Don’t worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

– Alan Kay

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