Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutory pleasure in proving their falseness.
I do not understand why some would call me an economic oracle. Although I correctly foretasted key economic events in the past 10 years, the truth is that any economic forecasting model can become useless with the change of just one variable. And if we learned anything from experience, the only constant in markets is change. The first rule of economic forecasting is to understand that it is a science of probability not a science of certainty.
Inherent inertia and no deviation from status quo are the major show-stoppers in the advancement of art, science, and society in general. Inventors are the ones who break those barriers, and raise the humankind to next higher levels that exist above and beyond the status quo and comfort zones. When most of the people in the society are standing still with their feet in the gutters of status quo, Inventors and Innovators are the ones among that crowd who are always looking at the stars. We surely need millions of such star-gazers to advance our society further, to go above and beyond the limitations and stagnation. Long live the Inventors and their spirit of Invention!
Nous, les humains, avons été exploitons les animaux sans voix pauvres depuis des milliers d'années - au nom de la religion, au nom de la science, au nom du sport, au nom de la mode, et le dernier mais non le moindre, au nom de nourriture. Je espère un jour cela viendra à une fin, une fois que nous, les humains, apprécions le fait que même les animaux ont des droits, comme nous, les humains. Espérons que ce jour arrivera bientôt! - Deo, le 149e anniversaire de fondation de ASPCA, le 10 avril 2015.
Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate their subject matters.
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.