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" Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one. "
Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology - Page xiii
by Linda L. Klepinger - 2006 - 200 pages
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Voltaire in His Letters: Being a Selection from His Correspondence

Voltaire - Authors, French - 1919 - 270 pages
...know precisely why God made the world, when we do not know why we can move our arms at our pleasure. Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one. What is most repellent in the System of Nature — after the recipe to make eels from flour — is...
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Source book in the philosophy of education

William Heard Kilpatrick - Education - 1923 - 365 pages
...deceived by dithyrambic oratory." Sumner, Folkways* (Boston, Ginn, 1913), p. 633. 326. SUSPENDED JUDGMENT "Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one." Voltaire. 327. FUNCTION OF THE SCHOOL "The school should reflect civilization, not attempt to be one...
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Political Symbolism in Modern Europe: Essays in Honor of George L. Mosse ...

George Lachmann Mosse, Seymour Drescher, David Warren Sabean, Allan Sharlin - History - 310 pages
...know precisely why God made the world, when we do not know why we can move our arms at our pleasure. Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one. What is most repellent in the System of Nature [of d'Holbach] — after the recipe for making eels...
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Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior

Mark Goulston, Philip Goldberg - Psychology - 1996 - 177 pages
...work for me. It's when I don't have them, when I feel at ease, that I get worried." —MIKE NICHOLS "Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one. " —VOLTAIRE Paul was a criminal attorney who, at age 50, was on the brink of burnout. Tired of the...
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Neuro-ophthalmology

Joel S. Glaser - Medical - 1999 - 667 pages
...Lesions: Ocular Motor Apraxia Parkinson Disease Huntington Disease Functional Disturbances of Gaze Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one. Voltaire As a result of three decades of systematic research into the control of eye movements, it...
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Voyage to Insight

Ronda Chervin, Lois August Janis - Religion - 2003 - 151 pages
...other people you know! Here are some quotations about doubt and scepticism you may find challenging: "Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one. " Voltaire (1694-1 778) "It is much easier to recognize error than to find truth,- error is superficial...
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Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that ...

Jeffrey A. Lockwood - History - 2009 - 320 pages
...YEARS AGO, VOLTAIRE SET THE stage for the modern scientist's reaction to new ideas and discoveries: "Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one." My "habitat destruction theory" accounting for the Rocky Mountain locust's extinction met with keen...
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Pathways to Performance: A Guide to Transforming Yourself, Your Team, and ...

Jim Clemmer - Business & Economics - 1995 - 322 pages
...the more so. The words of Voltaire ring even truer today than they did in eighteenth-century France: "Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one." THE PERFORMANCE TRIANGLE The an of proems is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid...
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Decline and Fall of the Freudian Empire

Hans J├╝rgen Eysenck - 1991 - 224 pages
...rebels among his pupils, and will concentrate on Freud's own contribution. CHAPTER ONE Freud the Man Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one. VOL TAIRI•: This book is about psychoanalysis, the psychological theory originated by Sigmund Freud...
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Introducing Philosophy of Religion

Dilwyn Hunt - Religion - 2005 - 121 pages
...He ridiculed the claim that disasters made sense because it was God testing us. Voltaire (1694-1778) 'Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.' In Voltaire's witty classic novel Candide (which was published in 1759), the hero, a young man called...
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