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A major scientific advancement would be the development of cigarette ashes that would match the color of the rug.
A scientist is a man who changes his beliefs according to reality; a theist is a man who changes reality to match his beliefs.
Imagine a room awash in gasoline, and there are two implacable enemies in that room. One of them has nine thousand matches. The other has seven thousand matches. Each of them is concerned about who's ahead, who's stronger. Well that's the kind of situation we are actually in. The amount of weapons that are available to the United States and the Soviet Union are so bloated, so grossly in excess of what's needed to dissuade the other, that if it weren't so tragic, it would be laughable. What is necessary is to reduce the matches and to clean up the gasoline.
In a manner which matches the fortuity, if not the consequence, of Archimedes bath and Newtons apple, the [3.6 million year old] fossil footprints were eventually noticed one evening in September 1976 by the paleontologist Andrew Hill, who fell while avoiding a ball of elephant dung hurled at him by the ecologist David Western.
Lies are crafted to match the hopes and desires and the fears of the intended listener truth, on the other hand, is what it is, neither what you want it to be, nor what you are afraid it will be. So that is why lies are always more believable than the truth.
Newton was the greatest creative genius physics has ever seen. None of the other candidates for the superlative (Einstein, Maxwell, Boltzmann, Gibbs, and Feynman) has matched Newtons combined achievements as theoretician, experimentalist, and mathematician. If you were to become a time traveler and meet Newton on a trip back to the seventeenth century, you might find him something like the performer who first exasperates everyone in sight and then goes on stage and sings like an angel.
Science doesnt purvey absolute truth. Science is a mechanism, a way of trying to improve your knowledge of nature. Its a system for testing your thoughts against the universe, and seeing whether they match.
The best way to make a fire with two sticks is to make sure that one of them is a match.
The concepts of soul or life do not occur in atomic physics, and they could not, even indirectly, be derived as complicated consequences of some natural law. Their existence certainly does not indicate the presence of any fundamental substance other than energy, but it shows only the action of other kinds of forms which we cannot match with the mathematical forms of modern atomic physics ... If we want to describe living or mental processes, we shall have to broaden these structures. It may be that we shall have to introduce yet other concepts.
The Moon and its phases gave man his first calendar. Trying to match that calendar with the seasons helped give him mathematics. The usefulness of the calendar helped give rise to the thought of beneficent gods. And with all that the Moon is beautiful, too.
The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.
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The world, unfortunately, rarely matches our hopes and consistently refuses to behave in a reasonable manner.
What fiction could match - in drama or suspense - mans first walk on the Moon?
When all else fails as a cure for smoking cigarettes, try carrying wet matches.