“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most...– Charles Darwin, English naturalist, (1809-1882)
Lev Manovich: Culture is data “How can you track “global digital...– Janneke Adema, Culture is Data, Open reflections, May 23, 2009.
“Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs...– Richard Feynman cited in R. Scott, R. Bernstein, M. Bernstein, Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People, First Mariner Books edition, 2001, p. 312.
“My specialty is the time when man was changing into man. But, like a...– Loren Eiseley, The Night Country, 1971, cited in William H. Calvin, A brain for all seasons: human evolution and abrupt climate change, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2002, p.11.
“[History] is concerned not with events but with processes. Processes are...– R.G. Collingwood, British philosopher and historian (1889-1943), 1939
“A scientific colleague tells me about a recent trip to the New Guinea...– Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, New York: Random House, 1994, p.281
Gilles Deleuze on relationship between identity and difference ...– Gilles Deleuze, Wiki, quotes from “Bergson’s Conception of Difference” in Desert Islands and Other Texts 1953-1974 (2003), cited in Ordinary finds
John A. Meacham on wisdom “To be wise is not to know particular facts...– John A. Meacham, “The Loss of Wisdom”, cited in Jessa Crispin, The Wise Men (and Women!). Can we understand wisdom?”, The Smart Set, June 17, 2010
Joshua Roebke: The reality tests. Do we create the world just by looking at it?...– Joshua Roebke, author and a Visiting Scholar at UC, Berkeley in The Office for History of Science and Technology, The Reality Tests. Do we create the world just by looking at it?, SEED Magazine, June 4, 2008.
“Imagine how different our world would be if those discoveries had been...– Carl Sagan, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Episode 13: Who Speaks for Earth? (28m 30s), 1990.
“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made...– Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences (1934-1996), Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Episode 11: The Persistence of Memory(42m. 33s), 1990.
“We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands. The...– Carl Sagan, Cosmos documentary
“The choice is with us still, but the civilization now in jeopardy is all...– Carl Sagan, Cosmos, Random House, New York, 1980, p. 318
“Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our...– Carl Sagan, Cosmos, Random House, New York, 1980, p. 282.
“The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding....– Carl Sagan, Cosmos, Random House, New York, 1980, p.4.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only...– Henry David Thoreau, American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist (1817-1862), Walden, 1854, Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Cambridge, 1897, p.143.
Ned Block on Is Consciousness an Illusion? Ned Block is an American philosopher working in the field of the philosophy of mind who has made important contributions to studies of consciousness and cognitive science. He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University under Hilary Putnam and was a professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for many years. He is now the...
Erich Fromm on Man for himself “Man is not a blank sheet of paper on...– Erich Fromm, social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher (1900-1980), Man for himself: an enquiry into the psychology of ethics, Routledge, London, 1947, p. 23.
“Knowledge exists on a spectrum. At one extreme, it is almost completely...– Dorothy A. Leonard & S. Sensiper (1998) “The role of tacit knowledge in group innovation.” California Management Review, 40(3), p. 113, cited in P.M. Hildreth & C. Kimble, The duality of knowledge, MIS Dept. of Computer Science University of York, Information Research, Vol. 8...
“It is my mind, with its store of images, that gives the world color and...– Carl Jung cited in Whiskey River
Marcus Chown: we live in a random reality “It is the randomness of...– Marcus Chown, Random Reality, SeedMagazine, May 24, 2010 (tnx WildCat)
Leonardo Vintini on “Is Time an Illusion?” „Time is a moving...
„Time is a moving image of eternity.” – Plato, Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world (428/427 BC[a] – 348/347 BC).