„What are the odds that you are the first generation of humans who will understand reality?“

—  Scott Adams, Context: Every generation of humans believed it had all the answers it needed, except for a few mysteries they assumed would be solved at any moment. And they all believed their ancestors were simplistic and deluded. What are the odds that you are the first generation of humans who will understand reality? The Avatar, from God's Debris : A Thought Experiment (2001)
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„Please, you don't want to raise a generation of science students who don't understand how we know our place in the cosmos, who don't understand natural law.“

—  Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955
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„First understand infinity then you will understand God and how evolution is intelligent design.“

—  E. Lee Spence German anthropologist, photographer, archaeologist, historian, photojournalist and academic 1947
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„Humanity unceasingly strives forward from a lower, more partial and obscure understanding of life to one more general and more lucid.“

—  Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
Context: Humanity unceasingly strives forward from a lower, more partial and obscure understanding of life to one more general and more lucid. And in this, as in every movement, there are leaders — those who have understood the meaning of life more clearly than others — and of those advanced men there is always one who has in his words and life, manifested this meaning more clearly, accessibly, and strongly than others. This man's expression … with those superstitions, traditions, and ceremonies which usually form around the memory of such a man, is what is called a religion. Religions are the exponents of the highest comprehension of life … within a given age in a given society … a basis for evaluating human sentiments. If feelings bring people nearer to the religion's ideal … they are good, if these estrange them from it, and oppose it, they are bad.

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„It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are.“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
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