Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) English mathematician and philosopher
“An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish,” Unpopular Essays (1950)

Also in "Atheism and Agnosticism," Essays in Skepticism (1962).
Added on 16-Jul-07 | Last updated 29-Jan-14
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