Friday, November 25, 2011

: "It is remarkable how often the first interpretations of new evidence have confirmed the preconceptions of its discoverer.”

Thursday, November 24, 2011

: Out of the thirty thousand types of edible plant thought to exist on earth, just eleven - corn, rice, wheat, potatoes, cassava, sorghum, millet, beans, barley, rye and oats - account for 93 per cent of all that humans eat, and every one of them was first cultivated by our Neolithic ancestors.

Monday, November 21, 2011

: when we all think alike, no one thinks very much. - Einstein.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

: there are three stages in scientific discovery: first, people deny that it is true; then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

: in situations where the only point of contention is personal preference, arguments can quickly turn into absurdist plays.

: "no less interesting, or odd, just more explicable."


Saturday, November 12, 2011

: data classification has been replaced by pattern recognition.

: ‘A Man Is Not Old Until Regrets Take The Place Of Dreams’

: with an enthusiasm that is more endearing than fathomable.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

: "Sea level, incidentally, is an almost entirely notional concept. Seas are not level at all."

Friday, November 4, 2011

: it was, as Eugene Shoemaker noted, “against their scientific religion.”