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Friday, January 23, 2009

Some more things people have said

"Computer are composed of nothing more than logic gates stretched out to the horizon in a vast numerical irrigation system." - Stan Augarten, author of State of the Art: A Photographic History of the Integrated Circuit (1983)

"We off the theist the same comfort as we gave to the moralist. His assertions cannot possibly be valid, but they cannot be invalid either. As he says nothing at all about the world, he cannot justly be accused of saying anything false, or anything for which he has insufficient grounds. It is only when the theist claims that in asserting the existence of a transcendent god he is expressing a genuine proposition that we are entitled to disagree with him." - A. J. Ayer, English philosopher, 1910-89

Also attributed to A. J. Ayer is the following:
"Why should you mind being wrong if someone can show you that you are?"

With that I end the A's and move on to the B's.

"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator." - Francis Bacon, English philosopher, 1561-1626