The best material model of a cat is another, or preferably the same, cat. Philosophy of Science (1945), A. Rosenlueth and N. Wiener
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci
The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you Neil deGrasse Tyson
Base metals can be transmuted into gold by stars, and by intelligent beings who understand the processes that power stars, but by nothing else in the universe. David Deutsch, The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World
When ‘Prometheus’ makes the first really impressive robotic AI, there will be a question: do we give it ‘fire’? Do we give it consciousness? Shall we be ‘Zeus’ and deny it fire because we’re afraid of it, because it will destroy us? Stephen Fry
Studying string theory cannot be more exciting than studying the brain that can study string theory. Ilya Nemenman
The observer is the observed and therein lies sanity, the whole, and with the holy is love. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Choices … We cannot go back. That’s why it’s hard to choose. You have to make the right choice. As long as you don’t choose, everything remains possible. Mr. Nobody
Every path is the right path. Everything could’ve been anything else. And it would have just as much meaning. Mr. Nobody
You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There is a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. Kung Fu Panda
One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it. Kung Fu Panda
A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. That is why I read so much. George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves. Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
God answers all prayers, but sometimes his answer is ‘no’! Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
One does not need to have cancer to analyze its symptoms. Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire. Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
Religion is flawed, but only because man is flawed.
History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?
Faith - acceptance of which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
It’s not that I have something to hide, it’s that I have nothing I want you to see. Anon, movie
Be brave enough to suck at something new.
Don’t model bulldozers with quarks. Nigel Goldenfeld and Leo P. Kadanoff
“Mistakes” is the word you’re too embarrassed to use. You ought not to be. You’re a product of a trillion of them. Evolution forged the entirety of sentient life on this planet using only one tool: the mistake. Westworld
The system cannot be fixed by the system. Because it’s not broken. It works perfectly as it was designed. Tom Morello
I am a part reflecting on the whole
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