Quotes

Religions Through the Ages

17 April 2019

The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer. But that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality. And splitting this reality into an objective and a subjective side won’t get us very far.

~ Niels Bohr

Librarians

16 April 2019

An Expert

15 April 2019

An expert is a person who has found out by his own painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field.

~ Niels Bohr

If You Have a Story That Seems Worth Telling

13 April 2019

If you have a story that seems worth telling, and you think you can tell it worthily, then the thing for you to do is to tell it, regardless of whether it has to do with sex, sailors or mounted policemen.

~ Dashiell Hammett

It Is Change

12 April 2019

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

~ Isaac Asimov

I Don’t Want to Really Scare You

11 April 2019

I don’t want to really scare you, but it was alarming how many people I talked to who are highly placed people in AI who have retreats that are sort of ‘bug out’ houses, to which they could flee if it all hits the fan.

~ James Barrat

Deep in the Human Unconscious

10 April 2019

Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.

~ Frank Herbert

The Greatest Enemy of Knowledge

9 April 2019

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

~ Daniel J. Boorstin

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