Taboo Quotes (4 quotes)
Civilized people can talk about anything. For them no subject is taboo . In civilized societies there will be no intellectual bogeys at sight of which great grown-up babies are expected to hide their eyes
Clarity about the aims and problems of socialism is of greatest significance in our age of transition. Since, under present circumstances, free and unhindered discussion of these problems has come under a powerful taboo, I consider the foundation of this magazine to be an important public service.
It is perhaps difficult for a modern student of Physics to realize the basic taboo of the past period (before 1956) it was unthinkable that anyone would question the validity of symmetries under space inversion, charge conjugation and time reversal. It would have been almost sacrilegious to do experiments to test such unholy thoughts.
Under pressure from the computer, the question of mind in relation to machine is becoming a central cultural preoccupation. It is becoming for us what sex was to the Victoriansthreat and obsession, taboo and fascination.