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By exposing the absence of purpose in the laws governing the universe, science forces us to take responsibility for the welfare of ourselves, our species, and our planet.
Steven Pinker
Source: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
Joseph Campbell

Culture tends to argue that it forbids only that which is unnatural. But from a biological perspective, nothing is unnatural. Whatever is possible is by definition also natural. A truly unnatural behaviour, one that goes against the laws of nature, simply cannot exist, so it would need no prohibition.
Yuval Noah Harari

Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.
Albert Camus

Everything that is not forbidden by laws of nature is achievable, given the right knowledge.
David Deutsch

Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law.
John Morley

I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.
Stephen Hawking

If God existed she would have outlawed religions.

Laws are like cobwebs where the small flies are caught and the big ones break through.

Laws catch flies, but let hornets go free.

Laws catch flies, but let hornets go.

Laws, like the spider's web, catch the fly and let the hawk go free.

No one will be above the law.
Donald Trump

People are so brainwashed by the rules that they don't know what really matters.
Mick Jagger

The first step toward wisdom is the realization that the laws of the universe don't care about you.
Steven Pinker
Source: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard, who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by 'God,' one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying... it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity.
Carl Sagan

There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.
Stokely Carmichael

To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas - even if they are sincerely held beliefs - is one of the fundamental freedoms of society. A law which attempts to say you can criticize and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed.
Rowan Atkinson

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Charles Darwin

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