Science Quote of the Day--8-12-09

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Science Quote of the Day--8-12-09

Postby Captain C on Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:40 am

"No two things can ever occupy the same space at the same time. Any drunk who has tried to put his car where a lamp post stands is a self educated physicist"
"Universe is apprehended nonsimultaneously" --R. Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."--Philip K. Dick

"Reality is what you can get away with."--Robert Anton Wilson

"Reality is a sandwich I did not order"--Zippy the Pinhead
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Re: Science Quote of the Day--8-12-09

Postby Maliaki on Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:53 pm

But WHO said it?
Me, Asshole? Naaaaaaaaa....

Just misunderstood.
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Re: Science Quote of the Day--8-12-09

Postby Captain C on Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:03 pm

You don't have clearance for that information.
"Universe is apprehended nonsimultaneously" --R. Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."--Philip K. Dick

"Reality is what you can get away with."--Robert Anton Wilson

"Reality is a sandwich I did not order"--Zippy the Pinhead
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Re: Science Quote of the Day--8-12-09

Postby Amadameus on Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:37 pm

Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
---Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95)

Oh, and one on my earlier I-am-a-Robot philosophy:

The dispassionate intellect, the open mind, the unprejudiced observer, exist in an exact sense only in a sort of intellectualist folk-lore; states even approaching them cannot be reached without a moral and emotional effort most of us cannot or will not make.
---Wilfred Batten Lewis Trotter (1872-1939) English surgeon.

I like Dean Koontz too
"There are no physicists in the hottest parts of Hell, because the existence of a 'hottest part' implies a temperature difference, and any marginally competent physicist would immediately use this to run a heat engine and make some other part of Hell comfortably cool. This is obviously impossible."
-Professor Richard Davisson
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