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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #225 on: May 12, 2012, 05:30:00 am »
Or if she's as strong as you, keep a shillelagh handy in case she gets too out of order.  ;)
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
>Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong. -Tim Steele
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #226 on: May 12, 2012, 06:31:54 am »
I don't know but I've been told big legged woman ain't got no soul.
A man who makes a beast of himself, forgets the pain of being a man.

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #227 on: May 12, 2012, 06:50:31 am »
"I don't want no woman with no skinny legs." - Joe Tex band member, "Skinny Legs and All"
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
>Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong. -Tim Steele
Beware of problems from chronic Very Low Carb

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #228 on: May 12, 2012, 06:55:38 am »
"[W]e run the farm like a business instead of a welfare recipient and we adhere to historically-validated patterns. For example, instead of buying petroleum fertilizer, we self-generate fertilizer with our own carbon and manures through large scale composting, which we turn with pigs (pigaerators) rather than machinery. Letting the animals do the work takes the capital-intensive depreciable infrastructure out of the equation and creates profitability that is size-neutral." - Joel Salatin, http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/paleo-conservative-big-ag-big-government-diet/534766
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
>Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong. -Tim Steele
Beware of problems from chronic Very Low Carb

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #229 on: May 12, 2012, 07:39:44 am »
Or if she's as strong as you, keep a shillelagh handy in case she gets too out of order.  ;)

The problem would be that I am frequently with a machete to cut open coconuts, a pitch fork in the garden and my essential oils and other potions in the eyes could probably do a good deal of damage. Therefore a woman with sturdy legs needs a man that is kind and is intelligent enough not to attack with a little stick(lame weapons really compared to what a strong woman could do - think about that while you're sleeping!) - and if she isn't a total thick skulled ninny she likely won't go around hitting her kind  man who's smart enough to simply ask her for what he wants. She'll just do what he wants.

The stronger the woman - the more the man can get.......... if he's smart.

Therefore, I would add to the proverb: A woman with sturdy legs should choose a man with a sturdy mind and she will be happy. ;)

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #230 on: May 12, 2012, 08:03:30 am »
Hey this sounds like a great topic for someone to study.....

The overall effectiveness and efficacy of sturdy legged women in marital relations.

Or maybe...
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, (sturdy legged woman)
And by opposing end them? To die in one's sleep; (by the outrageous acts of a sturdy legged woman)
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, (by a sturdy legged woman that has been shillelaghed)
Cheers
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #231 on: May 12, 2012, 08:04:24 am »
Hey Al - I guess the quote would be better as:

Choose a bride with thick legs (but not a thick skull), and she will make you happy.

hee hee
Now I think you're onto something there... LOL
Cheers
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #232 on: May 12, 2012, 08:05:31 am »
I don't know but I've been told big legged woman ain't got no soul.
Wow, I've lived long enough for Robert Plant to be quoted as a classic poet.
Cheers
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #233 on: May 12, 2012, 08:07:43 am »
Hey this sounds like a great topic for someone to study.....

The overall effectiveness and efficacy of sturdy legged women in marital relations.

Or maybe...
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, (sturdy legged woman)
And by opposing end them? To die in one's sleep; (by the outrageous acts of a sturdy legged woman)
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, (by a sturdy legged woman that has been shillelaghed)

LMAO rolling on the floor. I don't care who you are........ dat dere was funny!

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #234 on: May 13, 2012, 03:51:23 am »
On debt:

"If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury."
 -Exodus 22:25

"And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors."
 -Jesus in Matthew 6:12

"Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law."
 -Paul's letter to the Romans 13:8

"O Allah, I seek refuge with you from all sins, and from being in debt."
 -Prophet Muhammad in the Al-Musnadu Al-Sahihu bi Naklil Adli

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry."
 -Polonius in Hamlet

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
 -Thomas Jefferson in his letter to John Taylor, May 28, 1816 [The Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress]

"The massive [potential source of fragility] is government deficits. As an analogy: You often have planes landing two hours late. In some cases, when you have volcanos, you can land two or three weeks late. How often have you landed two hours early? Never. It's the same with deficits. The errors tend to go one way rather than the other. When I wrote The Black Swan, I realized there was a huge bias in the way people estimate deficits and make forecasts. Typically things [cost] more, which is chronic. Governments that try to shoot for a surplus hardly ever reach it.
    The problem is getting runaway. It's becoming a pure Ponzi scheme. It's very nonlinear: You need more and more debt just to stay where you are. And what broke Madoff is going to break governments. They need to find new suckers all the time."
 -Nassim Taleb, Taleb: Government Deficits Could Be the Next 'Black Swan', http://www.businessweek.com/investor/content/jul2010/pi2010078_530571.htm
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
>Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong. -Tim Steele
Beware of problems from chronic Very Low Carb

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #235 on: May 13, 2012, 06:25:26 am »
A LEADER DOES NOT NEED A POSITION TO LEAD.THEY KNOW THAT LEADING IS NOT TELLING OTHERS WHAT TO DO,ITS SHOWING THEM!
YOU NEVER KNOW HOW STRONG YOU ARE UNTIL BEING STRONG IS THE ONLY CHOICE YOU HAVE!!

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #236 on: May 19, 2012, 06:49:13 am »
Words to live by for freedom-loving folk, especially in light of Ron Paul's inspirational efforts in this regard these past couple years:

"No longer are we going to turn the other cheek or bend over and get the other two kicked." ~Russell Means
Prelude to Wounded Knee '73.avi
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
>Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong. -Tim Steele
Beware of problems from chronic Very Low Carb

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #237 on: May 19, 2012, 02:24:49 pm »
On returning from an overseas trip Ghandi was asked what he thought of Western Civilization,  his reply -
"sounds like a good idea"

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #238 on: May 19, 2012, 05:01:58 pm »
One of the top 5 scenes in film-history:-

Capricorn Speech

For those who wish to see this great movie in full:-

Capricorn One
"What is the point of growing up If you can't be childish sometimes..." - Tom Baker as Dr Who.

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #239 on: June 17, 2012, 12:57:26 pm »
"To call something unremarkable simply because it happens everyday and is commonly available, is harmful to the enthusiasm and depth with which we can live. "

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #240 on: June 18, 2012, 07:21:19 pm »
I like that Ionna
know thyself and all of the mysteries of the gods and the universe will be revealed.
Oracle at Delphi

Then began I to thrive, and wisdom to get,
I grew and well I was;
Each word led me on to another word,
Each deed to another deed.
Odin, who chose to be weak and hang form the tree of the world (the universe), to capture the Runes (wisdom), so he (omnipotent) grew...
Each true word and deed leads to my manifestation of the true me.

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #241 on: June 19, 2012, 12:30:47 am »
Who said that ionna?

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #242 on: September 01, 2012, 10:18:36 pm »
The only quotation I think is correct is the one about Pasteur. Otherwise:-


"They really ought to have known better.

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"Professor Goddard...does not know the relation of action to re-action,
and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to
react....he only seems to lack the knowledge ladled out daily in high
schools."
   -- 1920 New York Times editorial on Robert Goddard's rocket work.
      [The New York Times printed a retraction to this---in 1969, when
       the Apollo 11 astronauts were on their way to the Moon.]


"Landing and moving about on the moon offers so many serious problems for
human beings that it may take science another 200 years to lick them."
   -- Science Digest, 1948


"You'll never make it -- four groups are out."
   -- Anonymous record company executive to the Beatles, 1962

     
"While theoretically and technically television may be feasible,
commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility, a development
of which we need waste little time dreaming."
   -- Lee De Forest, 1926


"Television won't matter in your lifetime or mine."
   -- R.S. Lambert, Canadian Broadcaster, 1936
     [Hey, give him credit: he was right!]

     
"The actual building of roads devoted to motor cars is not
for the near future, in spite of many rumours to that effect."
   -- Harper's Weekly, 1902

     
"The ordinary 'horseless carriage' is at present a luxury for the wealthy;
and although its price will probably fall in the future, it will never, of
course, come into as common use as the bicycle."
   -- Literary Digest, 1899


"Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to
breathe, would die of asphyxia."
   -- Dr. Dionysus Lardner, 1793-1859


"What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of
locomotives travelling twice the speed of stagecoaches?"
   -- Quarterly Review, 1825

     
"Railroad Carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 mph by engines
which, in addition to endangering life and limb of passengers, roar and
snort their way through the countryside, setting fire to the crops,
scaring the livestock, and frightening women and children. The Almighty
certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck
speed."
   -- Martin Van Buren


"Our future discoveries must be looked for in the sixth decimal place."
   -- A. A. Michelson, 1894
[On the occasion of the dedication of a physics laboratory in Chicago,
noting that all the more important physical laws had been discovered]


"I can accept the theory of relativity as little as I can accept the
existence of atoms and other such dogmas."
   -- Ernst Mach (1838-1916)


"Physics, as we know it, will be over in six months." -- Max Born, 1928


"Even originally well-defined pencils of cathode rays from the Sun cannot
reach the Earth.  For Birkeland's theories to be correct, the existance of
such cathode rays is clearly presupposed to be necessary...and this
assumption is untenable." 
   -- Arthur Schuster, on Kristian Birkeland's theory of what causes
      aurorae.  The "cathode rays" are now called the solar wind.


"It seems as if we may also be forced to conclude that the supposed
connexion between magnetic storms and sun-spots is unreal, and that the
seeming agreement between periods has been a mere coincidence."
   -- Lord Kelvin, 1892


"X-rays will prove to be a hoax."
   -- Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895


"Radio has no future."
   -- Lord Kelvin


"Heavier than air flying machines are impossible."
   -- Lord Kelvin

     
"Flight by machines heavier than air is impractical and insignificant, if
not utterly impossible."
   -- Simon Newcomb, Director, U.S. Naval Observatory, 1902


"Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with which man will never
be able to cope."
   -- Simon Newcomb, 1903


"The resistance of air increases as the square of the speed and works as
the cube [of speed]....  It is clear that with our present devices there
is no hope of aircraft competing for racing speed with either our
locomotives or automobiles."
   -- William H. Pickering, Director, Harvard College Observatory, 1910


"The popular mind often pictures gigantic flying machines speeding across
the Atlantic carrying innumerable passengers in a way analogous to our
modern steam ships. . . it seems safe to say that such ideas are wholly
visionary and even if the machine could get across with one or two
passengers the expense would be prohibitive to any but the capitalist who
could use his own yacht."
   -- William Henry Pickering, Astronomer, 1910


"A popular fantasy is to suppose that flying machines could
be used to drop dynamite on the enemy in time of war."
   -- William H. Pickering, Director, Harvard College Observatory, 1908


"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."
   -- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de
      Guerre


"The aeroplane is the invention of the devil and will never play any part
in such a serious business as the defence of a nation."
   -- Sir Sam Hughes, Canadian Minister of Defence, 1914


"By no possibility can the carriage of freight or passengers through
mid-air compete with their carriage on the earth's surface. The field
for aerial navigation is then limited to military use and for sporting
purposes. The former is doubtful, the latter is fairly certain."
   -- Hugh Dryden, 1908


"The [flying] machines will eventually be fast; they will be used in
sport but they should not be thought of as commercial carriers."
   -- Octave Chanute, 1910


"The director of Military Aeronautics of France has decided to discontinue
the purchase of monoplanes, their place to be filled entirely with
bi-planes.  This decision practically sounds the death knell of the
monoplane as a military instrunent."
   -- Scientific American, 1915

     
"As far as sinking a ship with a bomb is concerned, you just can't do it."
   -- Rear Admiral Clark Woodward, 1939


"Even considering the improvements possible...the gas turbine could hardly
be considered a feasible application to airplanes because of the
difficulties of complying with the stringent weight requirements."
   -- U. S. National Academy Of Science, 1940

     
"Although we are living in what may be termed the steam era and our Navy
is a steam navy, I have in this work wholly excluded the consideration of
steam power, as, owing to the great cost of coal and the impossibility of
providing stowage for it except to a limited extent, the application of
steam power for ordinary purposes must be strictly auxiliary and
subordinate and its employment in general service the exception rather
than the rule."
   -- Captain Alston, RN, Manual of Seamanship, 1859

     
"I do not believe in the commercial possibility of induced radioactivity."
   -- J. B. S. Haldane


"The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind
of thing.  Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformations
of these atoms is talking moonshine."
   -- Ernest Rutherford, 1930


"There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will be
obtainable."
   -- Albert Einstein, 1932


"It can be taken for granted that before 1980 ships, aircraft, locomotives
and even automobiles will be atomically fueled."
   -- David Sarnoff, 1955

     
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance!"
   -- Major General John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania Courthouse, May 1864

     
"Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys which distract our attention
from serious things.  We are in great haste to construct a magnetic
telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have
nothing important to communicate."
   -- Henry David Thoreau

     
"I must confess that my imagination, in spite even of spurring, refuses to
see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and
foundering at sea."
   -- H. G. Wells, 1901

     
"People give ear to an upstart astrologer [Copernicus]...this fool wishes
to reverse the entire science of astronomy"
  -- Martin Luther


"I think there should be a law of Nature to prevent a star from behaving
in this absurd way!"
  -- Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, on the Chandrasekhar limit


"[Of celestial bodies] We may determine their forms, their distances,
their sizes, and their motions---but we can never know anything of their
chemical composition; and much less, that of organized beings living on
their surface."        -- Philosopher Auguste Comte, 1835


"Since the 40-inch objective of the Yerkes refractor and the 200-inch
mirror of the Palomar reflector have apparently reached the practical
construction limits for telescopes of their respective types, it is
extremely doubtful if a greater light-gathering eye of either kind will
ever again be built."  -- A. Frederick Collins, 1942


"This foolish idea of shooting at the moon is an example of the absurd
length to which vicious specialization will carry scientists.  To escape
the Earth's gravitation a projectile needs a velocity of 7 miles per
second.  The thermal energy at this speed is 15,180 calories [per gram]. 
Hence the proposition appears to be basically impossible"
  -- A. W. Bickerton, 1926


"I am bold enough to say that a man-made Moon voyage will never occur
regardless of all scientific advances."
   -- Lee De Forest, "the father of electronics"


"There is no hope for the fanciful idea of reaching the Moon because of
insurmountable barriers to escaping the Earth's gravity."
  -- Forest Ray Moulton, astronomer, 1932


"Space travel is utter bilge."
   -- Richard Woolley, Astronomer Royal, 1956


"All this stuff about traveling around the universe in space
suits---except for local exploration which I have not discussed---belongs
back where it came from, on the cereal box." 
  -- Edward Purcell, Harvard radio astronomer, 1960


Space is clearly the great breakthrough of human knowledge---for centuries
to come...We have a long and undistinguished record of America failing to
anticipate the promise and potential of each new age of science,
invention, and discovery...Even so far-sighted an American as Woodrow
Wilson spent time denouncing the automobile.  The steamboat, the
locomotive, the airplane, all brought prophecies of doom and gloom.  We
have learned a lesson we surely do not need to be be taught again.
   -- Lyndon Baines Johnson, June 1963


"Fooling around with alternating currents is just a waste of time. Nobody
will use it, ever.  It's too dangerous. . . it could kill a man as quick
as a bolt of lightning.  Direct current is safe."
   -- Thomas Edison


"Just as certain as death, [George] Westinghouse will kill a customer
within six months after he puts in a system of any size."
   -- Thomas Edison


"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
   -- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949
     [This is actually right: computers these days usually do weigh no
      more than 1.5 tons.]


"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
   -- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943


"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with
the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that
won't last out the year."
   -- The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957


"But what ... is it good for?"
   -- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968,
      commenting on the microchip


"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
   -- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment
      Corp., 1977  [DEC went on to founder in the PC market.]


"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as
a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."
   -- Western Union internal memo, 1876


"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay
for a message sent to nobody in particular?"
   -- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment
      in the radio in the 1920s


"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better
than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible."
   -- A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's
      paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service [Smith went on
      to found Federal Express Corp.]


"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
   -- H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927


"I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary
Cooper."
   -- Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in "Gone
      With The Wind"


"A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say
America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make."
   -- Response to Debbi Fields' idea of starting Mrs. Fields' Cookies


"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
   -- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962


"If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The
literature was full of examples that said you can't do this."
   -- Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M
     "Post-It" Notepads


"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even
built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us?  Or
we'll give it to you.  We just want to do it.  Pay our salary, we'll come
work for you.'  And they said, 'No.'  So then we went to Hewlett-Packard,
and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you.  You haven't got through college
yet.'"
   -- Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and
      H-P interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer


"You want to have consistent and uniform muscle development across all of
your muscles?  It can't be done.  It's just a fact of life. You just have
to accept inconsistent muscle development as an unalterable condition of
weight training."
   -- Response to Arthur Jones, who solved the "unsolvable" problem by
      inventing Nautilus


"Drill for oil?  You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil?
You're crazy."
   -- Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill
      for oil in 1859


"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."   
   -- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929


"Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction".
   -- Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872


"No one will ever be able to measure nerve impulse speed."
   -- Johannes Muller, German Physiologist, 1846


"The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the
intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon".
   -- Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed
      Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1873


"We are probably at the limit of what we can know about astronomy."     
   -- Simon Newcomb, 1888


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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #243 on: October 20, 2012, 09:29:59 am »
 The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. "Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does." They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”

Aldous Huxley
A man who makes a beast of himself, forgets the pain of being a man.

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #244 on: October 21, 2012, 04:09:49 am »
Saber - great quote.  I learned a long time ago in a psychology class that the definition of normal was what the most people agree upon. If you have 3 people in society and 2 say that that something exists or is right then the 3rd person is abnormal.

Normal does not mean healthy or even desirable - I mean not even in terms of psychology. All it means is that you think/act in a way that is similar to those in your society.

Being adjusted to illness due to poor diet for instance would actually make me more "normal" 

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« Reply #245 on: October 21, 2012, 07:35:50 am »
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all previous centuries of its existence. - Nikola Tesla
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« Reply #246 on: October 21, 2012, 07:48:05 am »
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all previous centuries of its existence. - Nikola Tesla
Ain't that the truth.
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« Reply #247 on: October 21, 2012, 10:49:08 am »
Tesla was divinely inspired and an extremely gifted man.
A man who makes a beast of himself, forgets the pain of being a man.

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« Reply #248 on: October 21, 2012, 10:51:52 am »
For those who understand no explanation is necessary. For those who do not understand no explanation is possible.

A man who makes a beast of himself, forgets the pain of being a man.

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #249 on: October 22, 2012, 04:57:06 am »
Who said that ionna?

it was in the prologue of a book i was reading at the time, but i can't remember which book!?  i'll try to find it!

 

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