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Quotation of the Day

“Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.” ― Richard Feynman

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Quotation of the Day

Doubt grows with knowledge. J.W. von Goethe The comprehension of truth calls for higher powers than the defence of error. J.W. von Goethe

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On management and regulation…

Guide the people by law, subdue them by punishment; they may shun crime, but will be void of shame. Guide them by example, subdue them by courtesy; they will learn shame, and come to be good. Confucius. HT: John Kay’s Other People’s Money: The Real Business of Finance.

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How to cure cancer

Clinical progress against a disease as wily and dimly understood as cancer, DeVita argues, happens when doctors have the freedom to try unorthodox things—and he worries that we have lost sight of that fact. Excerpt from “Tough Medicine: A disturbing report from the front lines of the war on cancer” by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker.

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Happy 2016!

Starting off 2016 with some humor: Economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show that they have a sense of humour William Gilmore Simms, on forecasts

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Quotation of the Day

“One can assemble a history of science from the solemn pronouncements of high authorities about what could not be done.” Robert Heinlein

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Quotation of the Day

There are two ways to get richer: one is to make more money; and the second is to discover that more of the things we could love are already to hand (thanks to the miracles of the Industrial Revolution). We are, astonishingly, already a good deal richer than we are encouraged to think we are. […]

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Quotation of the day: Weight

Vergon 6 was once filled with the super-dense substance known as dark matter, each pound of which weighs over ten thousand pounds. The Professor, Futurama, S1E4. On that light-hearted note, enjoy your weekend!

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Quotation of the Day

The human mind is generally far more eater to praise and dispraise than to describe and define.  It wants to make every distinction of value; hence those fatal critics who can never point out the differing quality of two poets without putting them in an order of preference as if they were candidates for a […]

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Quotation of the Day

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein

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