quote by Barbara Amiel

Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.

— Barbara Amiel

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And that Newman wasn't, and yet to me Pollock is just as radical and unlike Expressionism as Newman.

Positivism stands or falls with the principle of scientism, that is that the meaning of knowledge is defined by what the sciences do and can thus be adequately explicated through the methodological analysis of scientific procedures.

That's one wonderful thing about country music - it shifts, ebbs, and flows stylistically, unlike pop music.

Education is the most important thing you can have.

Unlike most major American cities, Honolulu is geographically insulated from the rest of the country. When disaster strikes we cannot call on neighboring states for assistance.

Political pornography is not unlike the sexual kind: difficult to define, but you know it when you see it

Pocahontas was the reason the Virginia colony didn't disappear, unlike some earlier attempts

Our aristocracy, unlike that of Europe, is open to all comers.

We have, unlike many of our competitors, continued to meet our various financial obligations.

It's actually not unlike Google at that stage of development.

They had an up-and-running site. It wasn't losing very much money, it wasn't making very much money, but it was growing.

The Greeks distinguished between good and bad behavior, language that enhanced or diminished persons. Being intoxicated with scientism, we fail to recognize that the seemingly technical terms used to identify psychiatric illnesses and interventions are simply dyphemisms and euphemisms.

Unlike the stage, I never found it helpful to be good in a bad movie.

We live in a time of twin credulities: the hunger for the miraculous combined with a servile awe of science. The mating of the two gives us superstition plus scientism.

The people I really do dislike are the morally unimaginative kind of evolutionary reductionists who, in the name of science, think they can explain everything in terms of our early hominid ancestors or our genes, with their combination of high-handed tone and disregard for history. Such reductive speculation encourages a really empty scientism.

You can't be sure there's not a God, so why live your life in hatred or the denial of that. It's better to be open to the possibility of it. Just because the whole conceit of scientism... is that our world is explained by two atoms smashing, right? Our green planet came out of that. But I just don't buy where the original line comes back to, those two atoms. The explanations aren't fully in yet.

It is this claim to a monopoly of meaning, rather than any special scientific doctrine, that makes science and religion look like competitors today. Scientism emerged not as the conclusion of scientific argument but as a chosen element in a worldview - a vision that attracted people by its contrast with what went before - which is, of course, how people very often do make such decisions, even ones that they afterwards call scientific.

An important tradition within westren philosophy believes in the primacy of natural science as a guide to truth. This is sometimes met with the charge that such an allegiance amounts to scientism - the view that the only things that really exist are those recognized by fundamental physical theory, and that the only forms of genuine knowledge are scientific ones.

Science is not a collection of truths. It is a continuing exploration of mysteries.

The difference being that in films, unlike in life, good does always win over evil in the end.

I never felt a feeling that I knew or could know to be unlike the feelings of other people. I never consciously thought, except after patterns that the world or my fellows set for me.

When women work together, it's a bond unlike any other.

Science, at its core, is simply a method of practical logic that tests hypotheses against experience. Scientism, by contrast, is the worldview and value system that insists that the questions the scientific method can answer are the most important questions human beings can ask, and that the picture of the world yielded by science is a better approximation to reality than any other.

I have to play as much of the game as I allow myself to get the music heard.

But it's not unlike the rest of the world, so I'm not as up in arms about it as I could be.

The space shuttle has been a fantastic vehicle.

It is unlike any other thing that we've ever built. Its capabilities have carried several hundred people into space.

Unlike the expressionists, I have never been interested in renewing the world through the vehicle of art.

It's always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more male-dominated, unlike poetry, which is more equal

In this case, I realize that, unlike when I was 22 years old, I realize now that football will not go on forever, it is a small part of your life.

The public has a distorted view of science because children are taught in school that science is a collection of firmly established truths. In fact, science is not a collection of truths. It is a continuing exploration of mysteries.