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    Whatever the evolutionary basis of religion, the xenophobia it now generates is clearly maladaptive.

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  2. 9

    Forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.

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  3. 8

    [The writers of the holy books] did not even know the earth revolves around the sun. Why are we listening?

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  4. 7

    As a scientist, I don't believe anything. Science shouldn't use the word belief. There are things more likely and less likely. Science can say nothing with absolute certainty.

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    The universe is the way it is , whether we like it or not. The existence or nonexistence of a creator is independent of our desires . A world without God or purpose may seem harsh or pointless, but that alone doesn ' t require God to actually exist.

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    The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.

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  7. 4

    Neutrinos alone, among all the known particles, have ethereal properties that are striking and romantic enough both to have inspired a poem by John Updike and to have sent teams of scientists deep underground for 50 years to build huge science-fiction-like contraptions to unravel their mysteries.

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    The one experience that I hope every student has at some point in their lives is to have some belief you profoundly, deeply hold, proved to be wrong because that is the most eye-opening experience you can have, and as a scientist, to me, is the most exciting experience I can ever have.

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    Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: you are all stardust.

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    The lack of understanding of something is not evidence for God. It's evidence of a lack of understanding.

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