“The evolutionary explanation for origins, although impossible either to prove or to test scientifically, is nevertheless defended by its proponents on the basis that it is the only explanation which is naturalistic, not involving the 'supernatural' element of a divine Creator.”
“I'm a huge proponent of exchanges, student exchanges, cultural exchanges, university exchanges. We talk a lot about public diplomacy, ... It's extremely important that we get our message out, but it's also the case that we should not have a monologue with other people. It has to be a conversation, and you can't do that without exchanges and openness.”
“I am not a strong proponent of restructuring. People were rushing to conclusions - that's why I created the subcommittee. I see this document as a compromise to agree that it's about what the students want.”
“He is extremely intelligent, well informed, sophisticated and a strong proponent of improved U.S.-Libya ties, ... I have qualms about working with people much nicer than him, but I consider him a valuable asset in building relations with a former rogue state.”
“TRICHINOSIS, n. The pig's reply to proponents of porcophagy. Moses Mendlessohn having fallen ill sent for a Christian physician, who at once diagnosed the philosopher's disorder as trichinosis, but tactfully gave it another name. "You need and immediate change of diet," he said; "you must eat six ounces of pork every other day."
"Pork?" shrieked the patient --"pork? Nothing shall induce me to touch it!"
"Do you mean that?" the doctor gravely asked.
"I swear it!"
"Good! --then I will undertake to cure you."”