"Unless we start testing [our] intuitions, we're not going to do better." - Dan Ariely
"For my part, I should wish to preach the 'will-to-doubt'...[because] what is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
- Bertrand Russell
"If a closet atheist wants to come out, that is her decision to make, and nobody else's. What we can do is provide support and encouragement to those who willingly decide to out themselves."
- Richard Dawkins on "The Out Campaign"
"I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time."
- Isaac Asimov, Free Inquiry (Spring 1982)