Category: Scribbles

  • Quote: Isaac Asimov

    The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny…” –Isaac Asimov

  • Puzzling Patience and Persistence

    I remember a sage once told me that my life was to be walking one of Saturn’s squares. Loosely translated she meant that I would need to work hard and be patient for a long.. long.. time. It’s taken quite a long time, probably the first 26 (nearing 31 this month) years of my life…

  • Quote: E. C. McKenzie

    >It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities. –E. C. McKenzie

  • Quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson

    >”Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Quote: Chuck Swindol

    >The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It is will make or break a…

  • Quote: Collective Stupidity

    Quoted from [Creating Passionate Users]( >Meanwhile, an individual best achieves optimal stupidity on those rare occasions when one is both given substantial powers and insulated from the results of his or her actions. If the above criteria have any merit, then there is an unfortunate convergence. The setup for the most stupid collective is also…

  • Wade Davis

    I am so glad I found this. While perusing through [TED]( I saw that they had a Feb. 03 recording of [Wade Davis](’ biosphere / ethnosphere talk. I had the pleasure of seeing him give this talk at the 2006 [SCAA]( Since we saw him I have tried countless times to explain the talk I…