"Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel."
"There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"
"There's always a miasma of misinformation emerging from the higher education sector as to which are the 'best' courses to take. My advice would always be to ignore the perceived wisdom and look for the most reliable evidence on the ground."
"Beautiful Evidence is about the theory and practice of analytical design."
"No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious."
"I don't believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed government policy solely because of a contribution."
"Power is not sufficient evidence of truth."
"Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person."
"An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason."
"The FHA's success provides strong evidence that government can and should play a role in the nation's mortgage finance system. It also demonstrates that although government intervention in the economy during the Great Recession was messy, things would have been a lot messier without it."