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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
  • “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...
  • “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.” –...
  • “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...
  • “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.
  • “Climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century.” – UN World Health Organization (WHO) (2018) [H/t Climate Etc.]
  • “What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.”― Mark Twain [H/t Ron Clutz]
  • “Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.” – Alexander Hamilton
  • Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it...
  • "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." — John Adams (1770)
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