Feb 282014

The great divide will be crossed not when a computer can pass a Turing test, but when it can give one.

Feb 262014

The history of science has been a progressive obliteration of distinctions between humans and other natural phenomena.

Feb 242014

Credulity is fixed: doubting something obvious just clears space for believing something foolish.

Feb 212014

In every discipline the foundations come last; in most of them we still don’t know what they are.

Feb 202014

To wield power wisely it is necessary to obtain it.

Feb 182014

Misspellers learn from speech, mispronouncers from books.

Feb 172014

Only the literary cannot profit from literature.