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

A set is a Many that allows itself to be thought of as a One. Georg Cantor

Memory is what you invent to explain the things that you find in your head. Ray Solomonoff

In the game of life and evolution there are three players at the table: human beings, nature, and machines. I am firmly on the side of nature. But nature, I suspect, is on the side of the machines. George Dyson

What happens in Hilbert space stays in Hilbert space.

Colourless green ideas sleep furiously. Noam Chomsky

There is no wrong answers. Even so, it is easy to receive wrong results, simply by asking the wrong question. Brunonia Barry

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  • When it was over, all I could think about was how this entire notion of oneself, what we are, is just this logical structure, a place to momentarily house all the abstractions. It was a time to become conscious, to give form and coherence to the mystery, and I had been a part of that. It was a gift. Life was raging all around me and every moment was magical. I loved all the people, dealing with all the contradictory impulses - that’s what I loved the most, connecting with the people. Looking back, that’s all that really mattered. (Waking Life)
  • Power is a curious thing, my lord… Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall. And, a very small man can cast a very large shadow
  • Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you
  • Amy: Absolutely not. My colleagues and I are mapping the neurological substrates that subserve global information processing, which is required for all cognitive reasoning, including scientific inquiry, making my research ipso facto prior in the ordo cognoscendi. That means it’s better than his research, and by extension, of course, yours.
  • Sheldon: Excuse me, but a grand unified theory, insofar as it explains everything, will ipso facto explain neurobiology
  • Amy: Yes, but if I’m successful, I will be able to map and reproduce your thought processes in deriving a grand unified theory, and therefore, subsume your conclusions under my paradigm.

(oogway, matrix, waking life, rumi, walter fringe, GoT, BBT, alice in wonderland, PoC, LotR, Lucy, veda, gita OmG, P.K., jacky chan monkey, sorCEres apprentice, HPotter, dan brown science, batman, MCU, 3idiots, ZNMD, )

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