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Like many people, my
gateway drug introduction to skepticism as a vibrant, evolving community was The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe. If you listen to podcasts and like science and skepticism with occasional side of snark, you absolutely MUST give SGU a try.
This was the end-of-show quote from episode #303 (5/4/11), and it’s stuck with me for over a week now. I really enjoy it as a persuasive statement about the use and beauty of science.
“I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.”
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Thomas H. Palmer, Teacher’s Manual – 1840
Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.
Exact origin unknown
If at first you don’t succeed, reassess the value of accomplishing what you originally intended.
Tweeted by @abrahampiper this morning