We are given children to test us and make us more spiritual.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.
The problem with intelligent design theory is not that it is false but that it is not falsifiable: Not being susceptible to contradicting evidence, it is not a testable hypothesis. Hence it is not a scientific but a creedal tenet -- a matter of faith, unsuited to a public school's curriculum.