posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 01:17 PM
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a shp, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch
manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
"What are the facts? Again and again and again - what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what 'the stars
foretell,' avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable 'verdict of history' - what are the facts, and to how many
decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!"
"If it can't be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion."
All from the Notebooks of Lazarus Long, by Robert A. Heinlein