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Re: Who is your favorite scientist and why?

by ptizoom (Beadle)
on Aug 03, 2017 at 11:10 UTC ( #1196626=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Who is your favorite scientist and why?

Bertrand Russell, Georg Cantor and Ferdinand Möbius tying the knot or is it not ...?
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Re^2: Who is your favorite scientist and why?
by perldigious (Curate) on Aug 03, 2017 at 13:46 UTC

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. - Bertrand Russell

    One of my all time favorite quotes.

    Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.

        I like the quote because I observe a lot of exactly that in the real world... and because of the eleventh word.

        It honestly doesn't much matter who said it in this case (remember, "examine what is said, not who speaks"), I just prefer to properly attribute a quote when possible. I don't think you should give Russell too hard a time just because he flip-flopped a lot, that's better than someone that digs in their heels and closes their mind to any opinion change. Russell spent a lot of time thinking about things, was willing to change his mind based upon new observations, constantly "questioned authority", and didn't much care about being popular. In fact, doesn't that sound a lot like someone you know? :-)

        And hey, Miss Piggy has some good quotes too that hit home with me personally... "Smart cooks realize that the easiest cookbook to use is the Yellow Pages and the handiest appliance in the kitchen is the telephone."

        Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.

        He! But it isn't so bad:

        Dah da da dah da da, dah dah da da da da 𝄀 ♩♫ ♩♫ 𝄀 ♩ ♩ ♫ ♫ 𝄀 ta ta di ta ta di 𝄀 ta ta 𝄀 ta di ta di 𝄀

        See also & Da, da, da.

        Best regards, Karl

        «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

        perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

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