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[May one] doubt whether, in cheese and timber, worms are generated,
or, if beetles and wasps, in cow-dung, or if butterflies, locusts,
shellfish, snails, eels, and such life be procreated of putrefied
matter, which is to receive the form of that creature to which it
is by formative power disposed[?] To question this is to question
reason, sense, and experience. If he doubts this, let him go to
Egypt, and there he will find the fields swarming with mice begot
of the mud of the Nylus, to the great calamity of the inhabitants.
A seventeenth century opinion quoted by L. L. Woodruff,
in *The Evolution of Earth and Man*, 1929
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Seen on a button at an SF Convention:
Veteran of the Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force. 1990-1951.
-- uunet!sugar!karl | "We've been following your progress with considerable
-- email@example.com | interest, not to say contempt." -- Zaphod Beeblebrox IV
-- Usenet BBS (713) 438-5018
From firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Apr 29 10:46:20 1989
From: email@example.com (Karl Lehenbauer)
Subject: Fortune cookie file, part 07 of 06
Below is the latest addition to my fortune cookie file, 40212 bytes of mirth
This file contains a lot of quotes from peoples' postings on Usenet. After I
had been doing this a while, I began including their net addresses as well.
Enjoy, or hit 'n'...
-------------------- cut it here, dude ------------------------------
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"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed."
-- Albert Einstein
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"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is
the exact opposite."
-- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928
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"Were there no women, men might live like gods."
-- Thomas Dekker
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"Intelligence without character is a dangerous thing."
-- G. Steinem
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"It says he made us all to be just like him. So if we're dumb, then god is
dumb, and maybe even a little ugly on the side."
-- Frank Zappa
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"It's not just a computer -- it's your ass."
-- Cal Keegan
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"Let me guess, Ed. Pentescostal, right?"
-- Starcap'n Ra, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Nope. Charismatic (I think - I've given up on what all those pesky labels
-- Ed Carp, email@example.com
"Same difference - all zeal and feel, averaging less than one working brain
cell per congregation. Starcap'n Ra, you pegged him. Good work!"
-- Kenn Barry, barry@eos.UUCP
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"BTW, does Jesus know you flame?"
-- Diane Holt, dianeh@binky.UUCP, to Ed Carp