Quotes by Stephen Jay Gould

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We pass through this world but once. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
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The fundamentalists, by "knowing" the answers before they start (examining evolution), and then forcing nature into the straitjacket of their discredited preconceptions, lie outside the domain of science-or of any honest intellectual inquiry.
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Science is all those things which are confirmed to such a degree that it would be unreasonable to withhold one's provisional consent.
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