Category: quotes

The life of man (in a state of nature) is soli…

The life of man (in a state of nature) is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short

I feel a responsibility as a scientist who kno…

I feel a responsibility as a scientist who knows the great value of a satisfactory philosophy of ignorance, and the progress made possible by such a philosophy, progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought…to proclaim the value of this freedom and to teach that doubt is not to be feared, but that it is to be welcomed as the possibility of a new potential for human beings. If you know that you are not sure, you have a chance to improve the situation. I want to demand this freedom for future generations.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe All this new stuff they…

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

All this new stuff they call rock ’n’ roll, why, I’ve been playing that for years now… Ninety percent of rock-and-roll artists came out of the church, their foundation is the church.

A hipster queen among hipsters, she was already empowering herself (doubly) even before the very word was created. Love.

[Impressed with the amount of legitimate tags that I can use in this post to be this (more or less) a science blog]

I think that novels that leave out technology …

I think that novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresented life by leaving out sex.

Always remember that it is impossible to speak…

Always remember that it is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood: there will always be some who misunderstand you.

teded: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t s…

teded:

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

From the TED-Ed Lesson Would you opt for a life with no pain? – Hayley Levitt and Bethany Rickwald

Animation by Avi Ofer

teded: “For to be free is not merely to cast o…

teded:

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” -Nelson Mandela

Join us in celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthday today!

From the TED-Ed Lesson The philosophy of Stoicism – Massimo Pigliucci

Animation by Compote Collective

Today would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday! 

In her short life, mathematician Emmy Noether …

In her short life, mathematician Emmy Noether changed the face of physics:

About the David Hilbert’s answer to opposers to Emmy Noether’s application for the position of Privatdozent at University of Göttingen, the full quote goes:

“I do not see that the sex of the candidate is an argument against her admission as privatdozent. After all, we are a university, not a bath house.”

Noether’s application was rejected anyway, but Hilbert arranged for her to stay at Göttingen by having her lectures announced under his name. [See here or here]

teded: “I am large, I contain multitudes.” Fro…

teded:

“I am large, I contain multitudes.”

From the TED-Ed Lesson Music and creativity in Ancient Greece – Tim Hansen

Animation by Together

You put too much stock in human intelligence, …

You put too much stock in human intelligence, it doesn’t annihilate human nature.