It would be difficult to discover the truth about the universe if we refused to consider anything that might be true. Richard Morris - Time's Arrows, Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, 1985 (p. 214)
"All Truth Passes Through Three stages. First, It Is Ridiculed, Second It Is Violently Opposed, And Third, It Is Accepted As Self-Evident" – Arthur Schopenhauer, Philosopher
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)
Back in the 1980's I said to my dad (who was in my opinion, more faithful
to "Baptist" than he was to God,) . . . "Dad, I'm thinking of becoming
A pained look came over his face but then he got very thoughtful. . . .
The three best things in life are: A good landing, a good orgasm, and a good bowel movement. The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the same time. - Ready room sign, USS Enterprise, 1969, Gulf of Tonkin.
Without exaggeration it might be said, England sees everything in the form of a mechanism, Germany in
that of a formula, whereas France prefers to give its ideas as reasonings. This diversity is not without its
advantages, for the unity of scientific truth is like a diamond which gains by being illuminated by every
facet. But this advantage only exists where each nation, true to its own genius, takes the trouble to look
abroad. L. Houllevigue
Jeremiah 7:21-23 in Hebrew
It is in the correct ordering of our conversation that we come to understand the secrets of the universe. John P. Colvis
So far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain. And as so far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. Albert Einstein - Geometry and Experience
Thanks to Bart Kosko - Fuzzy Thinking.
God help this nation when it has a President who doesn't know as much about the military as I do. Dwight Eisenhower
J. Newhouse, War and Peace in the Nuclear Age, Knoph, New York (1989)
Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are not sure that we are doubly sure. Rhinehold Neibor
"Klaatu barada nikto" - Message from Klaatu to the robot Gort in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.