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  • “To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Nicolaus Copernicus
  • "We've arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements . . . profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription...
  • “In summary, the idea is to try to give all of the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgement in one particular direction or another.” – Richard...
  • “Arrogance comes in a variety of forms. The arrogance of great wealth, the arrogance of great power, the arrogance of great beauty, and the arrogance of a great master are bearable because they rest on an acknowledged and...
  • “You can prove almost anything with the evidence of a small enough segment of time. How often, in any search for truth, the answer of the minute is positive, the answer of the hour qualified, the answers of the year contradictory!”...
  • “Aqueous vapor [water vapor] is a blanket more necessary to the vegetable life of England than clothing is to man. Remove for a single summer-night the aqueous vapour from the air which overspreads this country, and you...
  • “It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system-ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.” –...
  • “The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds.” Isaiah Berlin -- Naturalized British philosopher
  • The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.” Historian Daniel Boorstin
  • “Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know...
  • The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to...
  • “We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open...
  • “By honest I don't mean that you only tell what's true. But you make clear the entire situation. You make clear all the information that is required for somebody else who is intelligent to make up their mind.” – Richard...
  • "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.". – Richard Feynman in the Challenger Report.
  • "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.". – Richard Feynman in the Challenger Report.
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