Backwards Quotes (3 quotes)
A perfect thermo-dynamic engine is such that, whatever amount of mechanical effect it can derive from a certain thermal agency; if an equal amount be spent in working it backwards, an equal reverse thermal effect will be produced.
If we drove an automobile the way we try to run civilization, I think we would face backwards, looking through the back window, admiring where we came from, and not caring where we are going. If you want a good life you must look to the future. I think it is all right to have courses in history. But history is the gonest thing in the world. Lets keep history, but lets take a small part of the time and study where we are going. We can do something about the unmade history.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.