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#1. The forces that govern our experience, electromagnetism and gravity, are blind to the distinction between left and right. No process moderated by either force can turn something such as your right hand into its mirror image. I cannot - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#2. If the universe doesn't care about us and if we're an accident in a remote corner of the universe, in some sense it makes us more precious. The meaning in our lives is provided by us; we provide our own meaning. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#3. It is a shame when nonsense can substitute for fact with impunity. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#4. This makes it sound as if light has intentionality, and I resisted the temptation to say light considers all paths and chooses the one that takes the least time because I fully expect that Deepak Chopra would later quote me as implying that light has consciousness. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#5. Our modern conception of the universe is so foreign to what even scientists generally believed a mere century ago that it is a tribute to the power of the scientific method and the creativity and persistence of humans who want to understand it. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#6. Everyone (with the exception of certain school boards in the United States) now knows that the universe is not static but is expanding and that the expansion began in an incredibly hot, dense Big Bang approximately 13.72 billion years ago. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#7. To be scientifically illiterate is to remain essentially uncultured. And the chief virtue of a cultural activity
be it art, music, literature, or science
is the way it enriches our lives. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#8. Without science, everything is a miracle. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#9. Indeed, the best answer I have ever heard to the question of what it would be like to be dead (i.e., be nonbeing) is to imagine how it felt to be before you were conceived. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#10. What science is all about is a process. It's like saying, "Well, is it important for people to know that World War II happened?" Well it's part of what makes us who we are. And so, there's basic bits of science we need to know. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#11. The date here is very interesting, because, as far as I can determine, the first Star Trek episode to refer to a black hole, which it called a "black star," was aired in 1967 before Wheeler ever used the term in public. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#12. By no definition of any modern scientist is intelligent design science, and it's a waste of our students' time to subject them to it. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#13. For those who find it remarkable that we live in a universe of Something, just wait. Nothingness is heading on a collision course right toward us! - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#14. But being uncomfortable is a virtue, not a hindrance. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#15. A truly open mind means forcing our imaginations to conform to the evidence of reality, and not vice versa. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#16. 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. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#17. Reality doesn't owe us comfort. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#18. We need to walk into the future, no matter how unnerving, with open eyes if society is to keep pace with technology. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#19. 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. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#20. I can't prove that God doesn't exist, but I'd much rather live in a universe without one. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#21. I don't know if science and reason will ultimately help guide humanity to a better and more peaceful future, but I am certain that this belief is part of what keeps the 'Star Trek' fandom going. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#22. Feynman once said, 'Science is imagination in a straitjacket.' It is ironic that in the case of quantum mechanics, the people without the straitjackets are generally the nuts. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#23. Empirical explorations ultimately change our understanding of which questions are important and fruitful and which are not. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#24. Particle physicists are way ahead of cosmologists. Cosmology has produced one totally mysterious quantity: the energy of empty space, about which we understand virtually nothing. However, particle physics has not understood many more quantities for far longer! - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#25. Like insects on a rubber sheet, we live in a universe whose true form is hidden from direct view. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#26. When it comes to the real operational issues that govern our understanding of physical reality, ontological definitions of classical philosophers are, in my opinion, sterile. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#27. nature is more imaginative than we are. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#28. At the heart of quantum mechanics is a rule that sometimes governs politicians or CEOs - as long as no one is watching, anything goes. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#29. Organized religion, wielding power over the community, is antithetical to the process of what modern democracy should define as liberty. The sooner we are without it, the better. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#30. People are interested in science, but they don't always know they're interested in science, and so I try to find a way to get them interested. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#31. If you have nothing in quantum mechanics, you will always have something. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#32. The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#33. 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. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#34. One might rationally argue that individual human beings should be free choose what moral behavior they approve of, and which they don't, subject to the constraints of the law. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#35. For, after all, in science one achieves the greatest impact (and often the greatest headlines) not by going along with the herd, but by bucking against it. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#36. As Einstein might have put it, only a very malicious (and, therefore, in his mind unimaginable) God would have conspired to have created a universe that so unambiguously points to a Big Bang origin without its having occurred. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#37. For the record: Quantum mechanics does not deny the existence of objective reality. Nor does it imply that mere thoughts can change external events. Effects still require causes, so if you want to change the universe, you need to act on it. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#38. If our species is to survive, our future will probably require outposts beyond our own planet. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#39. You are all stardust. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#40. I like to say that while antimatter may seem strange, it is strange in the sense that Belgians are strange. They are not really strange; it is just that one rarely meets them. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#41. We live at a very special time ... the only time when we can observationally verify that we live at a very special time! - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#42. There is a maxim about the universe which I always tell my students: That which is not explicitly forbidden is guaranteed to occur. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#43. Imagining living in a universe without purpose may prepare us to better face reality head on. I cannot see that this is such a bad thing. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#44. Lack of comfort means we are on the threshold of new insights. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#45. We all trust each other to some extent. We have to rely on experts to some extent, but we should learn to be sceptical. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#46. a negative charge moving backward in time is mathematically equivalent to a positive charge moving forward in time! - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#47. The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#48. Aside from communications satellites, space is devoid of industry. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#49. [The writers of the holy books] did not even know the earth revolves around the sun. Why are we listening? - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#50. 90% of the mass in your body comes from empty space. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#51. When a person's religious beliefs cause him to deny the evidence of science, or for whom public policy morphs into a battle with the devil, shouldn't that be a subject for discussion and debate? - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#52. 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. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#53. The universe has a much greater imagination than we do, which is why the real story of the universe is far more interesting than any of the fairy tales we have invented to describe it. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#54. We should provide the meaning of the universe in the meaning of our own lives. So I think science doesn't necessarily have to get in the way of kind of spiritual fulfillment. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#55. Metaphysical speculation is independent of the physical validity of the Big Bang itself and is irrelevant to our understanding of it. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#56. Keeping religion immune from criticism is both unwarranted and dangerous. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#57. Teaching and writing, to me, is really just seduction; you go to where people are and you find something that they're interested in and you try and use that to convince them that they should be interested in what you have to say. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#58. Life has survived for more than three billion years because it is robust, and almost no mutations can easily outwit the defense mechanisms built up through eons of exposure to potential pathogens. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#59. While the nature of this radiation will give no information whatsoever on what fell into the black hole, - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#60. An electron accelerated to .9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 9999999999999 times the speed of light would hit you with the same impact as a Mack truck traveling at normal speed. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#61. Whatever the evolutionary basis of religion, the xenophobia it now generates is clearly maladaptive. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#62. The really important thing is learning how to sceptically question and rely on empirical evidence. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#63. The lack of understanding of something is not evidence for God. It's evidence of a lack of understanding. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#64. It really is the most poetic thing i know about physics: you are all stardust. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#65. Andromeda was discovered to be another island universe, another spiral galaxy almost identical to our own, and one of the more than 100 billion other galaxies that, we now know, exist in our observable universe. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#66. Forget Jesus. Stars died so you could live. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#67. (For those who like to quote Aristotle's wisdom when appealing to his "Prime Mover" argument for the existence of God, let us remember that he also claimed that women had a different number of teeth than men, presumably without bothering to check.) Everything - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#68. Most people don't base their morality on religion in spite what they say. If you ask people, "If you didn't believe in God, would you go out and kill your neighbour?" Most people will say, "No". - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#69. To me, what philosophy does best is reflect on knowledge that's generated in other areas. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#70. children will be able to tell than the story we have told? Surely that is the greatest contribution of science to civilization: to ensure that the greatest books are not those of the past, but of the future. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#71. Forget Jesus, the stars died so you could be born. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#72. Five hundred years of science have liberated humanity from the shackles of enforced ignorance. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#73. Empty space is a boiling, bubbling brew of virtual particles that pop in and out of existence in a time scale so short that you can't even measure them. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#74. Science is only truly consistent with an atheistic worldview with regards to the claimed miracles of the gods of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#75. The Bible is full of dubious scientific impossibilities, from Jonah living inside a whale, to the sun standing still in the sky for Joshua. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#76. The illusion of purpose and design is perhaps the most pervasive illusion about nature that science has to confront on a daily basis. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#77. But plausibility itself, in my view, is a tremendous step forward as we continue to marshal the courage to live meaningful lives in a universe that likely came into existence, and may fade out of existence, without purpose, and certainly without us at its center. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#78. Nothing can create something all the time due to the laws of quantum mechanics, and it's - it's fascinatingly interesting. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#79. Science is not just there for technology. It's part of what addressing who you are in the universe and understanding your place in the cosmos. Good art, good literature, good music - all of that is for that and science is a part of it. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#80. I cannot stress often enough that what science is all about is not proving things to be true but proving them to be false. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#81. Once you assume a creator and a plan, it makes humans objects in a cruel experiment whereby we are created to be sick and commanded to be well. - CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#82. Edwin Hubble, who continues to give me great faith in humanity, because he started out as a lawyer and then became an astronomer. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#83. The universe does not care what we want. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#84. A significant fraction of evangelical voters appear more likely to ignore the candidates' specific economic and foreign policy platforms in favor of concerns about gay marriage or abortion. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#85. You shouldn't be afraid of science. Accepting the reality of nature makes life more exciting and even more precious. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#86. We now know that we are more insignificant than we ever imagined. If you get rid of everything we see, the universe is essentially the same. We constitute a 1 percent bit of pollution in a universe ... we are completely irrelevant. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#87. Religious leaders need to be held accountable for their ideas. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#88. More often than you might think, teaching science is inseparable from teaching doubt. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#89. It never ceases to amaze me that every second of every day, more than 6,000 billion neutrinos coming from nuclear reactions inside the sun whiz through my body, almost all of which will travel right through the earth without interruption. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#90. I don't mind not knowing. It doesn't scare me. - RICHARD FEYNMAN - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#91. For most people, the central questions of existence ultimately come down to transcendental ones: Why is there a universe at all? Why are we here?
Whatever presumptions one might bring to the question "Why?," if we understand the "how" better, "why" will come into sharper focus. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#92. For many, to live in a universe that may have no purpose, and no creator, is unthinkable. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#93. I have always felt that, aside from research that violates universal human mores, when it comes to technological applications, that which can be done will be done. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#94. The real thing that physics tell us about the universe is that it's big, rare event happens all the time - including life - and that doesn't mean it's special. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#95. We need to live our experience as it is and with our eyes open. The universe is the way it is, whether we like it or not. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#96. There are a lot of legislators who are afraid that kids will learn science and lose their faith. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#97. Their mutual gravitational attraction will ultimately cause them to collapse inward, in manifest disagreement with an apparently static universe. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#98. The ultimate arbiter of truth is experiment, not the comfort one derives from one's a priori beliefs, nor the beauty or elegance one ascribes to one's theoretical models. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#99. The fact is that people would rather cling when they're afraid of something to a priori beliefs than rather open their minds about it. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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#100. What people believe impacts on what they do. And it's not as if religion is universally bad. Of course it's responsible for many peoples doing good actions. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
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