Quotes and Epigrams

“Modern technology
Owes ecology
An apology.”
~Alan M. Eddison

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” ~Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary and Book of Epigrams, 1923

“entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.” – William of Ockham

“A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.” – Isaac Newton

“certain pairs of physical properties, like position and momentum, cannot both be known to arbitrary precision.” – not really a quote, but rather a summary of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

“Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.” – Archibald Putt

“Any technology that is distinguishable from magic is not sufficiently advanced.” – Gregory Benford

“I’ve seen Black Perl, it was ALL regular expressions.” – Centurix. science.slashdot

“For years there has been a theory that millions of monkeys typing at random on millions of typewriters would reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. The Internet has proven this theory to be untrue.” – Anonymous

“Creationism and Intelligent Design are comedy for the informed.” – Craig P. Johnson

“The more you educate yourself, the more you understand where things come from the more obvious things become and you begin to see lies everywhere. You have to know the truth, and seek the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – Jordan Maxwell

“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.” President John F. Kennedy: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, April 27, 1961

“We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. Therefore, to the same natural effects we must, so far as possible, assign the same causes.” – Isaac Newton.

“Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!
But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money!” George Carlin: HBO special, “You Are All Diseased”, live at New York City’s Beacon Theater on February 6, 1999

“I said, you know, we’ve had such terrible loss of life. Maybe the smartest thing to do is to pull it.” Larry Silverstein: PBS Documentary when questioned about WTC7, AKA the Salomon Brothers’ Building

“The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him.” George W. Bush: Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2001

“I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.” George W. Bush: Washington, D.C., March 13, 2002

“We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories … And we’ll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven’t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they’re wrong, we found them.” George W. Bush: Washington, D.C., May 30, 2003

“The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th.” George W Bush: Morning news conference Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007

“This is an outrageous violation of international law against us. Our boat was not in Israeli waters, and we were on a human rights mission to the Gaza Strip,” – Cynthia McKinney

“The aid we were carrying is a symbol of hope for the people of Gaza, hope that the sea route would open for them, and they would be able to transport their own materials to begin to reconstruct the schools, hospitals and thousands of homes destroyed during the onslaught of “Cast Lead”. Our mission is a gesture to the people of Gaza that we stand by them and that they are not alone” – passenger Mairead Maguire, winner of a Noble Peace Prize for her work in Northern Ireland.

“Our boat was not in Israeli waters” – Cynthia Mckinney

“Don’t be afraid of the truth” – John A. Vucetich

“we were on a human rights mission to the Gaza Strip,” – Cynthia McKinney

“Educate yourself. Don’t meander in the shore-break. Paddle out and talk to your piers who are discussing the Horizon” – Craig P. Johnson

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