The world of things entered your infant mind
To populate that crystal cabinet.
Within its walls the strangest partners met,
And things turned thoughts did propagate their kind.
For, once within, corporeal fact could find
A spirit. Fact and you in mutual debt
Built there your little microcosm - which yet
Had hugest tasks to its small self assigned.
Dead men can live there, and converse with stars:
Equator speaks with pole, and night with day;
Spirit dissolves the world’s material bars -
A million isolations burn away.
The Universe can live and work and plan,
At last made God within the mind of man.
We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills, critical thinking skills and similar programs …which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.The Texas Republican 2012 platform, which officially opposes teaching students “critical thinking skills.”
For me, the most ironic token of that moment in history is the plaque signed by President Richard M. Nixon that Apollo 11 took to the Moon. It reads, ‘We came in peace for all mankind.’ As the United States was dropping 7.5 megatons of conventional explosives on small nations in Southeast Asia, we congratulated ourselves on our humanity: We would harm no one on a lifeless rock.Carl Sagan
The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church.Ferdinand Magellan
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.Malcolm S. Forbes
Science and peace will triumph over ignorance and war.Louis Pasteur
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross”
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.Carl Sagan
”Maybe I’m just dense, but how does defunding the biggest provider of contraceptives reduce abortion?Rep. Anthony Weiner
Not every ejaculation deserves a name.George Carlin
I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.Stephen Jay Gould