// banach's | Philosophy Department at St. Anselm College //

Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.

There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know.

The portions of the external universe of which we have additional knowledge by direct awareness amount to a very small fraction of the whole; of the rest we know only the structure and not what it is a structure of. Science is concerned with the rational correlation of experience rather than a discovery of fragments of absolute truth about an external world.

Untaught by long experience we stretch a hand to grasp the shadow, instead of accepting its shadowy nature.

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

The principles of logic and mathematics are true simply because we never allow them to be anything else.

— A.J. Ayer

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.