Isaac Asimov on stupidity

Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain

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Morals, and doing what is right

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right. — Isaac Asimov I really like this image. One of the paths is a dead end, though from this picture it is not at all clear which it is. Image: Richard Croft [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Asimov on writing

I write for the same reason I breathe – because if I didn’t, I would die — Isaac Asimov One of my all-time favourite science fiction authors. He was also a professor of biochemistry, and a prolific writer of non-fiction. Apparently his books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal…

Dusting off assumptions

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.

I Asimov – on understanding the universe, wrongly

In every century, humans have thought they had finally understood the Universe and, in any century, it was realized that they had the wrong. It follows that the only certain thing we can say today about our current understanding is that they are wrong. — Isaac Asimov Image: By Anne Dirkse (www.annedirkse.com) (Own work) [CC BY-SA…