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|#10200||Enzymes are things invented by biologists that explain things which|
otherwise require harder thinking.
-- Jerome Lettvin
|#10202||Every little picofarad has a nanohenry all its own.|
-- Don Vonada
|#10203||Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis.|
It makes sense, when you don't think about it.
|#10204||Every paper published in a respectable journal should have a preface by|
the author stating why he is publishing the article, and what value he
sees in it. I have no hope that this practice will ever be adopted.
-- Morris Kline
|#10205||Everyone knows that dragons don't exist. But while this simplistic|
formulation may satisfy the layman, it does not suffice for the scientific
mind. The School of Higher Neantical Nillity is in fact wholly unconcerned
with what ____does exist. Indeed, the banality of existence has been
so amply demonstrated, there is no need for us to discuss it any further
here. The brilliant Cerebron, attacking the problem analytically,
discovered three distinct kinds of dragon: the mythical, the chimerical,
and the purely hypothetical. They were all, one might say, nonexistent,
but each nonexisted in an entirely different way ...
-- Stanislaw Lem, "Cyberiad"
|#10206||Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.|
-- Albert Einstein
|#10207||Everything that can be invented has been invented.|
-- Charles Duell, Director of U.S. Patent Office, 1899
|#10208||Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less|
obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no
solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid.
There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no
-- R. Buckminster Fuller
|#10209||Evolution is as much a fact as the earth turning on its axis and going around|
the sun. At one time this was called the Copernican theory; but, when
evidence for a theory becomes so overwhelming that no informed person can
doubt it, it is customary for scientists to call it a fact. That all present
life descended from earlier forms, over vast stretches of geologic time, is
as firmly established as Copernican cosmology. Biologists differ only with
respect to theories about how the process operates.
-- Martin Gardner, "Irving Kristol and the Facts of Life".
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