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A Quote by Earon on science, truth, research, future, machine, and artifact

Science is an artifact machine.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Kedar on man, god, programme, programmer, machine, computer, universe, uqv theory, and nstp theory

Man is programmed to find the programmer.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by David Berlinski on mind, matter, machine, algorithm, intelligence, computer, software, and human

Every computer divides itself into its hardware and its software, the machine host to its algorithm, the human being to his mind. It is hardly surprising that men and women have done what computers now do long before computers could do anything at all. The dissociation between mind and matter in men and machines is very striking; it suggests that almost any stable and reliable organization of material objects can execute an algorithm and so come to command some form of intelligence.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: xii

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by James P. Carse on finite play, infinite play, war, weapons, contradictions, machine, winning, contest, and eliminate


If to operate a machine is to operate like a machine, then we operate not only with each other like machines, we opearte each other like machines. And if a machine is`most effective when it has no effect, then we opearte each other in such a way that we reach the outcome desired - in such a way that nothing happens.

All weapons are designed to affect others without affecting ourselves, to make others answerable to the technology we control. Weapons are the equipment of finite games designed in such a way that they do not maximize the play but eliminate it. Weapons are meant not to win contest but to eliminate them. Killers are not victors; they are unopposed competitors, players without a game, living contradictions. - James P. Carse

James Carse

Source: Finite and Infinite Games, Pages: 149-150

Contributed by: mita

A Quote by May Sarton on meeting, reverberations, conversation, collision, unregenerate, tormenting, tormented, and machine

For a long time now, every meeting with another human being has been the reverberations after even the simplest conversation.  But the deep collision is and has been with my unregenerate, tormenting and tormented self...I am unable to become what I see.  I feel like an inadequate machine, a machine that breaks down at crucial moments, grinds to a dreadful halt, "won't go"...

May Sarton

Source: Journal of a Solitude

Contributed by: Kimpossible

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