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#10490The best defense against logic is ignorance.
#10491The best rebuttal to this kind of statistical argument came from the
redoubtable John W. Campbell:

The laws of population growth tell us that approximately half the
people who were ever born in the history of the world are now
dead. There is therefore a 0.5 probability that this message is
being read by a corpse.
#10492The bigger the theory the better.
#10493The biggest difference between time and space is that you can't reuse time.
-- Merrick Furst
#10494The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives.
-- Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project
#10495The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
-- Elbert Hubbard
#10496The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.
#10497The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
-- John Muir
#10498The Commandments of the EE:

(9) Trifle thee not with radioactive tubes and substances lest thou
commence to glow in the dark like a lightning bug, and thy wife be
frustrated and have not further use for thee except for thy wages.
(10) Commit thou to memory all the words of the prophets which are
written down in thy Bible which is the National Electrical Code,
and giveth out with the straight dope and consoleth thee when
thou hast suffered a ream job by the chief electrician.
(11) When thou muckest about with a device in an unthinking and/or
unknowing manner, thou shalt keep one hand in thy pocket. Better
that thou shouldest keep both hands in thy pockets than
experimentally determine the electrical potential of an
innocent-seeming device.
#10499The Commandments of the EE:

(1) Beware of lightning that lurketh in an uncharged condenser
lest it cause thee to bounce upon thy buttocks in a most
embarrassing manner.
(2) Cause thou the switch that supplieth large quantities of juice to
be opened and thusly tagged, that thy days may be long in this
earthly vale of tears.
(3) Prove to thyself that all circuits that radiateth, and upon
which the worketh, are grounded and thusly tagged lest they lift
thee to a radio frequency potential and causeth thee to make like
a radiator too.
(4) Tarry thou not amongst these fools that engage in intentional
shocks for they are not long for this world and are surely
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