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Quotes: Science Is Bad
There's no scientific consensus that life is important!

Ignorance is bliss. Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. Personally, I think bliss is overrated.
Collection of aesops

Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. Study hard. Be evil.
From a t-shirt, of all places

Beware, you who seek first and final principles, for you are trampling the garden of an angry God and he awaits you just beyond the last theorem.
Sister Miriam Godwinson, Sid Meierís Alpha Centauri

Caught... in the wheels of progress.

"Hey, we made cancer airborne and contagious! You're welcome. We're Science. We're all about 'coulda,' not 'shoulda.'"
Patton Oswalt, Werewolves and Lollipops

10. Luddite Rule (or, George Lucas Rule)
Speaking of which, technology is inherently evil and is the exclusive province of the Bad Guys. They're the ones with the robots, factories, cyberpunk megalopolises and floating battle stations, while the Good Guys live in small villages in peaceful harmony with nature. (Although somehow your guns and/or heavily armed airships are exempted from this.)

"All our lauded technological progress - our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal."
—Albert Einstein

Me go too far! ... Me am play gods!

Science... Has failed... Our world! Science... has failed our Mother Earth!
System of a Down, Science

"Science leads you to killing people."
Ben Stein

He tampered in God's domain.
Bride of the Monster

Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

WHAT HAS SCIENCE DOOOOOONE?!
Dr. Weird, after unleashing a giant robot rabbit, Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Science hurts!
Science Vessel, Attacking, Starcraft II

Will we next create false gods to rule over us? How proud we have become, and how blind.
Sister Miriam Godwinson, "We Must Dissent" Sid Meierís Alpha Centauri

''You're listening to Black Mesa radio: We play the hits while you play God."
—A Gag Dub of the Half-Life intro by Yahtzee

Scientific truth was going to make us so happy and comfortable. What actually happened when I was twenty-one was that we dropped scientific truth on Hiroshima.

"Praise ignorance, for what man has not encountered he has not destroyed."

Science brings gifts of convenience
To the modern man
Modern man then continues
Continues to expand

But what happens when man creates
Something oh so wrong?
Nature bites back in a big way
Good heavens, what have I done?!
The Aquabats!, "The Cat with Two Heads!"

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