Science

Physicists and Sin

J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer

“In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.”


-—J. Robert Oppenheimer

Optimists and Pessimists

J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer

“The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.”


—–J. Robert Oppenheimer

Dave Barry vs. the Metric System

Dave Barry

Dave Barry

“The weightlifting competition I saw was the women’s 63 kg class.

I’m not sure whether this means the actual women weighed 63 kg or the weights they lifted weighed 63 kg.

Or possibly the temperature in the weightlifting hall was 63 kg.

There’s no way to know for sure without finding out what a “kg” is, and my belief, as an American, is that if I have to start understanding the metric system, then the terrorists have won.”


–Dave Barry

got enemies?

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

“You have enemies?

Good.

That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”


–Sir Winston Churchill

World War IV

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

“I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth — rocks!”
-–Albert Einstein

What?

George Carlin

George Carlin

“Not only do I not know what’s going on, I wouldn’t know what to do about it if I did.”


—George Carlin

Why You NEED Your Computer

Dave Barry

Dave Barry

“To better understand why you need a personal computer, let’s take a look at the pathetic mess you call your life.”


–Dave Barry

Technical Sweetness

J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer

“When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”


-–J Robert Oppenheimer

Confusion on a Higher Level

Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi

“Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture, I am still confused. But on a higher level.”


–Enrico Fermi, physicist

Education

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

“[I do not] carry such information in my mind since it is readily available in books. …The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.”
–Albert Einstein

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