Archive for February, 2010

Arthur Stanley Eddington

« 27 February 2010 | 23:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Shuffling is the only thing which Nature cannot undo.



Willard van Orman Quine

« 26 February 2010 | 20:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nonbeing must in some sense be, otherwise what is it that there is not? This tangled doctrine might be nicknamed Plato’s beard; historically it has proved tough, frequently dulling the edge of Occam’s razor.



William Pitt the Younger

« 23 February 2010 | 22:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.



Gottfried Leibniz

« 22 February 2010 | 22:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

But when a rule is extremely complex, that which conforms to it passes for random.



Wolcott Gibbs

« 20 February 2010 | 11:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind… Where it all will end, knows God!



Stanislaw Ulam

« 14 February 2010 | 22:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The mathematicians know a great deal about very little and the physicists very little about a great deal.



Bill Nye

« 7 February 2010 | 14:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.



J B S Haldane

« 6 February 2010 | 7:31 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true. They may be sound chemically, but that does not make them sound logically. And […]



H L Mencken

« 5 February 2010 | 22:53 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.



Thomas Merton

« 4 February 2010 | 23:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The biggest human temptation is … to settle for too little.