Advanced Quotes (10 quotes)
Ah, the architecture of this world. Amoebas may not have backbones, brains, automobiles, plastic, television, Valium or any other of the blessings of a technologically advanced civilization; but their architecture is two billion years ahead of its time.
By relieving the brain of all unnecessary work, a good notation sets it free to concentrate on more advanced problems, and in effect increases the mental power of the race.
In a sense, of course, probability theory in the form of the simple laws of chance is the key to the analysis of warfare; My own experience of actual operational research work, has however, shown that its is generally possible to avoid using anything more sophisticated. In fact the wise operational research worker attempts to concentrate his efforts in finding results which are so obvious as not to need elaborate statistical methods to demonstrate their truth. In this sense advanced probability theory is something one has to know about in order to avoid having to use it.
My many years of work and research as a biological and social anthropologist have made it abundantly clear to me that from an evolutionary and biological standpoint, the female is more advanced and constitutionally more richly endowed than the male.
Of all the departments of science no one seems to have been less advanced for the last hundred years than that of meteorology.
Professors have a tendency to think that independent, creative thinking cannot be done by non-science students, and that only advanced science majors have learned enough of the material to think critically about it. I believe this attitude is false. [Ask] students to use their native intelligence to actually confront subtle scientific issues.
The first effect of the mind growing cultivated is that processes once multiple get to be performed in a single act. Lazarus has called this the progressive condensation of thought. ... Steps really sink from sight. An advanced thinker sees the relations of his topics is such masses and so instantaneously that when he comes to explain to younger minds it is often hard ... Bowditch, who translated and annotated Laplace's Mιchanique Cιleste, said that whenever his author prefaced a proposition by the words it is evident, he knew that many hours of hard study lay before him.
The scientist is not much given to talking of the riddle of the universe. Riddle is not a scientific term. The conception of a riddle is something which can he solved. And hence the scientist does not use that popular phrase. We dont know the why of anything. On that matter we are no further advanced than was the cavedweller. The scientist is contented if he can contribute something toward the knowledge of what is and how it is.
What is terrorism? Terrorism in some sense is a reaction against the creation of a type one [planet-wide advanced] civilization. Now most terrorists cannot articulate this. What theyre reacting to is not modernism. What theyre reacting to is the fact that were headed toward a multicultural tolerant scientific society and that is what they dont want. They dont want science. They want a theocracy. They dont want multiculturalism. They want monoculturalism. So instinctively they dont like the march toward a type one civilization. Now which tendency will win? I dont know, but I hope that we emerge as a type one civilization.
Yet the widespread [planetary theories], advanced by Ptolemy and most other [astronomers], although consistent with the numerical [data], seemed likewise to present no small difficulty. For these theories were not adequate unless they also conceived certain equalizing circles, which made the planet appear to move at all times with uniform velocity neither on its deferent sphere nor about its own [epicycle's] center Therefore, having become aware of these [defects], I often considered whether there could perhaps be found a more reasonable arrangement of circles, from which every apparent irregularity would be derived while everything in itself would move uniformly, as is required by the rule of perfect motion.