Quotes of the week

1st June 2012 at 01:00

"It strikes me as intrinsically interesting that Norwegian puts the definite article on the end of a noun or that Gaelic has no words for yes and no." Learning Minister Alasdair Allan opening last week's parliamentary debate on language learning.

"People who do not know the Bible well have been gulled into thinking it is a good guide to morality.The surest way to disabuse yourself of this pernicious falsehood is to read the Bible itself." Professor Richard Dawkins, supporting the Westminster government's plan to put a Bible in every English school.

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