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  • “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)
  • "Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet." — Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
  • "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." —Thomas Jefferson (1809)
  • Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed.”...
  • “Quantum theory yields much, but it hardly brings us close to the Old One’s secrets. I, in any case, am convinced He does not play dice with the universe.” Albert Einstein, to Max Born (1926)
  • “Holmes: I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1891 A Scandal...
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