QUOTES FOR MISANTHROPES: Mocking Homo Hypocritus I was googling around for misanthropic quotes and found this delightful book ful of them. Very funy. Enjoy!
“Most importantly, Galton and all other eugenicists prior to the 1970s made the fundamental error of believing that heredity is a means by which nature reproduces organisms. Today we know that fundamentally the truth of heredity is the exact opposite of this apparently obvious situation: organisms evolve to reproduce their DNA (the organic polymer that […]
“A speaker of the language should be able to pronounce correctly any sequence of letters that he may meet, even if they were previously unknown, and secondarily, to be able to spell any phonemic sequence, again even if previously unknown.” -Archibald A. Hill, distinguished U.S. linguist. I have not been able to confirm the source. […]
“There will always be a conflict between the sexes because men and women want different things. Men want women and women want men.” (Quoted in David M. Buss, Evolutionary Psychology, 1999, p. 311) Hahaha!
[Discussing the type/token distinction or ambiguity] “I shall not in general try to eliminate these ambiguities by explicitly stating which sense is intended. Sometimes both senses are intended, sometimes not. In general the context is sufficient to indicate what is meant. I shall be more specific only when there is need to be so; if […]
“Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.” Jotted (in German) on the margins of a letter to him (1933). As quoted in Albert Einstein, The Human Side : New Glimpses From His Archives (1981) ISBN 0691023689 Wikiquote link.
Wikipedia om bogen. “This seems plainly absurd; but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.” p. 10. Download: Bertrand Russell – The Problems of Philosophy
I går bestilte jeg en t-shirt med disse citater på ryggen. “Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of our language.” –Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations (1953), § 109. “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.” –David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40), Of […]
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous. Source: A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) Part 4 Of the sceptical and other systems of philosophy, Sect. 7 Conclusion of this book
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. ~ Bertrand Russell Source.