Among the many pearls of wisdom he drops down in this rant (and I mean rant in a good way) against mindless bondage to tradition for tradition's sake, this one was my favorite:
Any idiot can make a box of forty-four candles last eight days. Sure, it takes a math whiz to do the numbers and come up with a ritualistic pattern based on them. Probably a good cantor to write up a song and lyrics. But the miracle was conservation, not some empty gesture where you follow directions like a robot. If God wanted robots, he should have built them himself instead of giving man the sense and independence to build them himself.