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Quotes of the Week
If all the achievements of scientists were wiped out tomorrow, there would be no doctors but witch doctors, no transport faster than horses, no computers, no printed books, no agriculture beyond subsistence peasant farming. If all the achievements of theologians were wiped out tomorrow, would anyone notice the smallest difference?
Richard Dawkins, quoted in The Guardian
If Europe is no longer big enough for Ayaan Hirsi Ali, we are all in trouble. It is sad that the home of the Enlightenment can no longer cope with her right to free speech.
Jasper Gerard, Sunday Times