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"Fundamentalists are panicked by the apparent disintegration of the family, the disappearance of certainty and the decay of morality. Fear leads them to ask, if we cannot trust the Bible, what can we trust?"

"From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts."

"Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it."

"If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life."

"To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education."

"Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness."

"I feel, sometimes, as the renaissance man must have felt in finding new riches at every point and in the certainty that unexplored areas of knowledge and experience await at every turn."

"If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom."

"A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end."

"The best thing about science is that hard, empirical answers are always there if you look hard enough. The best thing about religion is that the very absence of that certainty is what requires - and gives rise to - deep feelings of faith."

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