Self-Regulating Quotes (3 quotes)
Faced with the admitted difficulty of managing the creative process, we are doubling our efforts to do so. Is this because science has failed to deliver, having given us nothing more than nuclear power, penicillin, space travel, genetic engineering, transistors, and superconductors? Or is it because governments everywhere regard as a reproach activities they cannot advantageously control? They felt that way about the marketplace for goods, but trillions of wasted dollars later, they have come to recognize the efficiency of this self-regulating system. Not so, however, with the marketplace for ideas.
Society is a self-regulating mechanism for preventing the fulfilment of its members.
The self-regulating mechanism of the market place cannot always be depended upon to produce adequate results in scientific research.