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Jul 2010
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. Bertrand Russell
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Feb 2010
Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music. Marcus Brigstocke
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Jan 2010
Don’t you wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There’s one marked ‘Brightness,’ but it doesn’t work. Gallagher
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Jan 2009
I don’t have an English accent because this is what English sounds like when spoken properly. Jimmy Carr
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Aug 2008
Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born. Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Jul 2008
"Do you want to believe in the living Christ?" says Barth. "We may believe in him only if we believe in his corporeal resurrection. This is the content of the New Testament. We are always free to reject it, but not to modify it, nor to pretend that...
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May 2008
To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there’s no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. Jack Handey
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May 2008
The following extract is from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, concerning the Babel Fish: Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that som...
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Apr 2008
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image. Stephen Hawking
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Apr 2008
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done. Andy Rooney
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