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State of Fear

Michael Crichton

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.”

“Nobody dares to solve the problems-because the solution might contradict your philosophy, and for most people clinging to beliefs is more important than succeeding in the world.”

“False fears are a plague, a modern plague!”

“When you have a strongly held belief, don't you think it's important to express that belief accurately?”

“Right now, scientists are in exactly the same position as Renaissance painters, commissioned to make the portrait the patron wants done, And if they are smart, they'll make sure their work subtly flatters the patron. Not overtly. Subtly.”

“Extrapolating from the statistical growth of the legal profession, by the year 2035 every single person in the United States will be a lawyer, including newborn infants.”

“Expectation works in mysterious ways---and totally unconsciously.”

“Even if you don’t believe in any God, you still have to believe in something that gives meaning to your life, and shapes your sense of the world. Such a belief is religious.”

“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known.”

“The nasty little apes that call themselves human beings can do nothing except run and hide.”

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fiction, scientists-painting, sociology, bigotry, truth, language, science-fiction, prejudice, science, psychology

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