I believe that either Jupiter has life or it doesn't. But I neither believe that it does, nor do I believe that it doesn't.

— Raymond Smullyan

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Humor could not flourish in a wholly serious and rational atmosphere.

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There is nothing like a naturalistic orientation to dispel all these morbid thoughts of "sin" and "free will" and "moral responsibility.

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I have free will, but not of my own choice.

I have never freely chosen to have free will. I have to have free will, whether I like it or not!

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Recently, someone asked me if I believed in astrology.

He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don't is that I'm a Gemini.

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Metaphysical problems about "mind" versus "matter" arise only from epistemological confusions.

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It has always puzzled me that so many people have taken it for granted that God favors those who believe in him. Isn't it possible that the actual God is a scientific God who has little patience with beliefs founded on faith rather than evidence?

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Some people are always critical of vague statements.

I tend rather to be critical of precise statements; they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled wrong.

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Why should I be worried about death?

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Why do I act as I do? To tell you the truth, I have absolutely no idea why.

It is simply my nature to act as I act, and that's all I can say.

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Why should I be worried about dying? It's not going to happen in my lifetime!

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Because I have been a magician for many years, people have often asked me whether I ever have sawn a woman in half. I reply, Oh, yes I've sawn over seventy women in half in my lifetime, and I'm learning the second half of the trick now.

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All my life I have been intensely repelled by the idea of 'making an effort'.

I hate this idea today as much as I did as a child. I don't know why I hate it so much; I just do.

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About Raymond Smullyan

Quotes 14 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Mathematician
Birthday October 16

Some people are always critical of vague statements.

I tend rather to be critical of precise statements; they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled 'wrong'.

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