Robert J. Sawyer

Born: April 29, 1960

Occupation: Writer

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Robert J. Sawyer

Honor does not have to be defended.

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Robert J. Sawyer

Naturally, one does not normally discuss plans to commit murder with the intended victim.

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Robert J. Sawyer

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.

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Robert J. Sawyer

The right things to do are those that keep our violence in abeyance; the wrong things are those that bring it to the fore.

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Robert J. Sawyer

You can't choose the ways in which you'll be tested.

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Robert J. Sawyer

Secrecy was the problem; transparency the obvious cure.

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Robert J. Sawyer

That natural selection can produce changes within a type is disputed by no one, not even the staunchest creationist. But that it can transform one species into another — that, in fact, has never been...

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Robert J. Sawyer

Not wanting to die was another universal constant, it seemed.

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Robert J. Sawyer

General principles should not be based on exceptional cases.

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Robert J. Sawyer

How do you define God? Like this. A God I could understand, at least potentially, was infinitely more interesting and relevant than one that defied comprehension.

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Since ancient times, the philosophers' secret has always been this: we know that God does not exist, or, at least, if he does, he's utterly indifferent to our individual affairs--but we can't let the rabble...

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With billions of years, who knows what science might make possible? Why, it might even make it possible for an intelligence, or data patterns representing it, to survive a big crunch and exist again in...

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Robert J. Sawyer

It is either coincidence piled on top of coincidence," said Hollus, "or it is deliberate design.

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Robert J. Sawyer

No one disputes that seeming order can come out of the application of simple rules. But who wrote the rules?

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Robert J. Sawyer

There is no indisputable proof for the big bang," said Hollus. "And there is none for evolution. And yet you accept those. Why hold the question of whether there is a creator to a higher standard?

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Robert J. Sawyer

If theft is advantageous to everyone who succeeds at it, and adultery is a good strategy, at least for males, for increasing presence in the gene pool, why do we feel they are wrong? Shouldn't the only...

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