As Soon As Questions Of Will Or Decision Or Reason Or Choice Of Action Arise, Human Science Is At A Loss.
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise,
human science is at a loss.
-- Prof. Noam Chomsky
Colourless green ideas sleep furiously." -- Prof.
Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. -- Avram Noam Chomsky
Decision of character is one of the most important of human qualities, philosophically considered.
Speculation, knowledge, is not the chief end of man; it is action. -- Burnap...
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system
there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume....
People ask stupid questions for a reason.
My message is not that biological determinists were bad scientists or even that they were always wrong.
Rather, I believe that science must be understood as a social phenomenon, a gutsy, human enterprise, not the work of robots programmed to collect pure information....
Follow each decision as closely as possible with its associated action.
In a decision sure to cause major controversy for several minutes, the US Supreme Court struck down the First Law of Nature, judging it to be unlawfully discriminatory.
Though never actually written down, the First Law of Nature is generally accepted by the American Bar Association to be, "If an individual or collection of individuals puts into practice or causes to be put into practice an action which, measured against the judgement of a reasonable person, is unwise or lacking in basic common sense, then the aforementioned individual or collection of individuals shall suffer all consequences resulting from that action, up to and including loss of life....
I am professionally trained in computer science, which is to say (in all seriousness) that I am extremely poorly educated.
-- Joseph Weizenbaum, "Computer Power and Human Reaso...