|#3656||"All the system's paths must be topologically and circularly interrelated for |
conceptually definitive, locally transformable, polyhedronal understanding to
be attained in our spontaneous -- ergo, most economical -- geodesiccally
-- R. Buckminster Fuller [...and a total nonsequitur as far as I can tell. -kl]
|#3657||"One thing they don't tell you about doing experimental physics is that|
sometimes you must work under adverse conditions... like a state of sheer
-- W. K. Hartmann
|#3658||"It's when they say 2 + 2 = 5 that I begin to argue."|
-- Eric Pepke
|#3659||Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a|
pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule."
-- David Guaspari
|#3660||"None of our men are "experts." We have most unfortunately found it necessary |
to get rid of a man as soon as he thinks himself an expert -- because no one
ever considers himself expert if he really knows his job. A man who knows a
job sees so much more to be done than he has done, that he is always pressing
forward and never gives up an instant of thought to how good and how efficient
he is. Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a
state of mind in which nothing is impossible. The moment one gets into the
"expert" state of mind a great number of things become impossible."
-- From Henry Ford Sr., "My Life and Work," p. 86 (1922):
|#3661||"The NY Times is read by the people who run the country. The Washington Post|
is read by the people who think they run the country. The National Enquirer
is read by the people who think Elvis is alive and running the country..."
-- Robert J Woodhead (trebor@biar.UUCP)
|#3662|| "...'fire' does not matter, 'earth' and 'air' and 'water' do not|
matter. 'I' do not matter. No word matters. But man forgets reality
and remembers words. The more words he remembers, the cleverer do his
fellows esteem him. He looks upon the great transformations of the
world, but he does not see them as they were seen when man looked upon
reality for the first time. Their names come to his lips and he smiles
as he tastes them, thinking he knows them in the naming."
-- Siddartha, _Lord_of_Light_ by Roger Zelazny
|#3663||"Irrigation of the land with sewater desalinated by fusion power is ancient.|
It's called 'rain'."
-- Michael McClary, in alt.fusion
|#3664||"The bad reputation UNIX has gotten is totally undeserved, laid on by people|
who don't understand, who have not gotten in there and tried anything."
-- Jim Joyce, former computer science lecturer at the University of California
|#3665||"We scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been to make the methods of|
annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective, must consider it our solemn
and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from
being used for the brutal purpose for which they were invented."
-- Albert Einstein, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, September 1948
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