The Climate Science Legal Defence Fund

“We still inhabit the prehistory of our race, and have not caught up with the immense discoveries about our own nature and about the nature of the universe. The unspooling of the skein of the genome has effectively abolished racism and creationism, and the amazing findings of Hubble and Hawking have allowed us to guess at the origins of the cosmos. But how much more addictive is the familiar old garbage about tribe and nation and faith.” Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian
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“I think it matters what’s true because the truth is beautiful. It’s exciting. It’s inspiring. There is almost nothing I can image more worthwhile spending your life doing than understanding the truth of why you have a life in the first place.” Richard Dawkins
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“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.” Alan Turing
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“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.” Winston Churchill
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“Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty — some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain.” Richard P. Feynman
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“People are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.” Daniel Moynihan
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“Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.” Carl Sagan
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“If you keep an open mind, people will try to put garbage in it.” Albert Einstein
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“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.” Carl Sagan
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“I, a universe of atoms, an atom in the universe.” Richard P. Feynman
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“Physics is to math as sex is to masturbation.” Richard P. Feynman
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“We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.”
Carl Sagan
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“Science is so powerful that it drags us kicking and screaming towards the truth despite our best efforts to avoid it.” Peter Watts
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“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.” Richard P. Feynman
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“We are the way for the cosmos to know itself.” Carl Sagan