Articulate Quotes (7 quotes)
I have heard articulate speech produced by sunlight I have heard a ray of the sun laugh and cough and sing! I have been able to hear a shadow, and I have even perceived by ear the passage of a cloud across the sun's disk.
Ive always been inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, who articulated his Dream of an America where people are judged not by skin color but by the content of their character. In the scientific world, people are judged by the content of their ideas. Advances are made with new insights, but the final arbitrator of any point of view are experiments that seek the unbiased truth, not information cherry picked to support a particular point of view.
Nothing is more humbling than to look with a strong magnifying glass at an insect so tiny that the naked eye sees only the barest speck and to discover that nevertheless it is sculpted and articulated and striped with the same care and imagination as a zebra. Apparently it does not occur to nature whether or not a creature is within our range of vision, and the suspicion arises that even the zebra was not designed for our benefit.
The scientist values research by the size of its contribution to that huge, logically articulated structure of ideas which is already, though not yet half built, the most glorious accomplishment of mankind.
This relation logical implication is probably the most rigorous and powerful of all the intellectual enterprises of man. From a properly selected set of the vast number of prepositional functions a set can be selected from which an infinitude of prepositional functions can be implied. In this sense all postulational thinking is mathematics. It can be shown that doctrines in the sciences, natural and social, in history, in jurisprudence and in ethics are constructed on the postulational thinking scheme and to that extent are mathematical. Together the proper enterprise of Science and the enterprise of Mathematics embrace the whole knowledge-seeking activity of mankind, whereby knowledge is meant the kind of knowledge that admits of being made articulate in the form of propositions.
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.
[A key to success] is being able to talk to camera without a teleprompter. If you believe something and want to make clear what you are talking about, you ought to be able to articulate it without a teleprompter.