Kevin Kelly: ‘We are moving from the culture of the book to the culture of...– Kevin Kelly, writer, the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog, Post-Artifact Booking, The Technium, 19 June 2011
“Love requires the activation of neural circuits that facilitate...– Semir Zeki, professor of neuroesthetics at University College London, 2007, source See also: ☞ Andreas Bartels and Semir Zeki, The neural basis of romantic love (pdf) ☞ The neural correlates of maternal and romantic love (pdf), Department of Cognitive Neurology, University College London
“All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American lecturer, essayist and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century (1803-1882)
‘Disobedience was man’s Original Virtue’ “Every fact of...– Robert Anton Wilson, American author and polymath who became at various times a novelist, philosopher, psychologist, essayist, editor, playwright, futurist, civil libertarian (1932-2007)
‘We stand on the shoulders of cultural giants’ “In even the...– Razib Khan, We stand on the shoulders of cultural giants, Discover Magazine, June 21st, 2011 ☞ See also: The Kaleidoscopic Discovery Engine. ‘All scientific discoveries are in principle ‘multiples’’
“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is...– Peter Drucker, writer, management consultant, and self-described “social ecologist.” (1909-2005)
‘We are information experiencing information. Human are anti-entropic...– Kevin Kelly, the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog, cited in Jason Silva, We are information experiencing information: an experimental essay in “Intertwingularity”, Big Think, June 4, 2011.
“Our brains have just one scale, and we resize our experiences to...– Mouse-over text at xkcd, 22 June 2011
William Deresiewicz: ‘We live at a time when friendship has become both...– William Deresiewicz, formerly an associate professor of English at Yale University, is a widely published literary critic, ☞ William Deresiewicz on the meaning of friendship in our time See also: ☞ Dunbar’s Number: Why We Can’t Have More Than 150 Friends
“Physics is a form of insight, and as such, it’s a form of...– David Bohm, American-born British quantum physicist who made contributions in the fields of theoretical physics, philosophy and neuropsychology, and to the Manhattan Project (1917-1992) cited in Image and Insight:The Integration of Art and Physics
For man loves knowledge, and the beams of Truth More welcome touch his...– Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (1720-1771), The Pleasures of the Imagination (1744) (excerpt) cited in The Poems Of Mark Akenside, London: W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1772. Reprint Chadwyck-Healey English Poetry Full-Text Database: Cambridge, 1992, Bk. II, ll. 97-120, p. 50-1.
‘Cybernetics are the stuff of which the world is made. Matter is simply frozen information’ — Timothy Leary, American psychologist and writer (1920-1996), Pataphysics Magazine (1990), ☞ See also: Timothy Leary on cybernetics and a new global culture
“Has it ever struck you… that life is all memory, except for the one present...– Tennessee Williams, American writer who worked principally as a playwright in the American theater (1911-1983), The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore cited in Michael Chorost, World Wide Mind (tnx johnsparker)
Nicholas Humphrey on consciousness “We have been seeking evidence of how,...– Nicholas Humphrey, English psychologist, former professor at the London School of Economics, Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness , Princeton University Press, 2011 (tnx johnsparker)
“I knew this would happen to me.” – George Bernard Shaw’s epitaph on his grave, Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics (1856-1950), cited in Vlatko Vedral, Decoding Reality: the universe as quantum information, Oxford University Press, 2010
Vlatko Vedral on Information, Universe and natural laws “Everything in our...– Vlatko Vedral, Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and CQT (Centre for Quantum Technologies) at the National University of Singapore, ☞ Vlatko Vedral: Decoding Reality: the universe as quantum information, Oxford University Press, 2010, p. 23, 211-218.
“It was the greatest sensation of existence: not to trust but to...– Ayn Rand, Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter (1905-1982), Atlas Shrugged, Random House, 1957
Ayn Rand on individualism and productive life “Productiveness is your...– Ayn Rand, Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter (1905-1982), Atlas Shrugged, Random House, 1957
“Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the...– Ayn Rand, Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter (1905-1982), Atlas Shrugged, Random House, 1957
“Those who conquered all science and letters, And shone as beacons among...– Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and poet (1048–1131) cited in Vlatko Vedral, Decoding Reality: the universe as quantum information, Oxford University Press, 2010, p. 23.