
#10440   Pound for pound, the amoeba is the most vicious animal on earth.


#10441   Power corrupts. And atomic power corrupts atomically.


#10442   Progress means replacing a theory that is wrong with one more subtly wrong.


#10443   Proof techniques #1: Proof by Induction.
This technique is used on equations with "_n" in them. Induction techniques are very popular, even the military used them.
SAMPLE: Proof of induction without proof of induction.
We know it's true for _n equal to 1. Now assume that it's true for every natural number less than _n. _N is arbitrary, so we can take _n as large as we want. If _n is sufficiently large, the case of _n+1 is trivially equivalent, so the only important _n are _n less than _n. We can take _n = _n (from above), so it's true for _n+1 because it's just about _n. QED. (QED translates from the Latin as "So what?")


#10444   ... proper attention to Earthly needs of the poor, the depressed and the downtrodden, would naturally evolve from dynamic, articulate, spirited awareness of the great goals for Man and the society he conspired to erect.  David Baker, paraphrasing Harold Urey, in "The History of Manned Space Flight"


#10445   Prototype designs always work.  Don Vonada


#10446   "Protozoa are small, and bacteria are small, but viruses are smaller than the both put together."


#10447   Psychologists think they're experimental psychologists. Experimental psychologists think they're biologists. Biologists think they're biochemists. Biochemists think they're chemists. Chemists think they're physical chemists. Physical chemists think they're physicists. Physicists think they're theoretical physicists. Theoretical physicists think they're mathematicians. Mathematicians think they're metamathematicians. Metamathematicians think they're philosophers. Philosophers think they're gods.


#10448   Quantum Mechanics is a lovely introduction to Hilbert Spaces!  Overheard at last year's Archimedeans' Garden Party


#10449   Quantum Mechanics is God's version of "Trust me."



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