problems

A Quote by Amos Tversky on errors, problems, and simplicity

Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for.

Amos Tversky

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on good, power, problems, and work

By relieving the brain of all unnecessary work, a good notation sets it free to concentrate on more advanced problems, and, in effect, increases the mental power of the race.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: P. Davis and R. Hersh The Mathematical Experience, Boston: Birkhäuser, 1981.

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A Quote by Alfred Armand Montapert on problems

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)

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A Quote by Alec Douglas-Home on economics, life, politics, and problems

There are two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.

Alec Douglas-Home

Source: 1964

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on facts, future, interest, investment, life, losing, mankind, military, money, necessity, needs, people, problems, purpose, simplicity, solution, soul, stability, universe, war, wishes, and world

Our nervous system developed for one sole purpose, to maintain our lives and satisfy our needs. All our reflexes serve this purpose. this makes us utterly egotistic. With rare exceptions people are really interested in one thing only: themselves. Everybody, by necessity, is the center of his own universe. When the human brain took its final shape, say, 100,000 years ago, problems and solutions must have been exceedingly simple. There were no long-range problems and man had to grab any immediate advantage. The world has changed but we are still willing to sell more distant vital interests for some minor immediate gains. Our military industrial complex, which endangers the future of mankind, to a great extent owes its stability to the fact that so may people depend on it for their living. This holds true for all of us, including myself. When I received the Nobel Prize, the only big lump sum of money I have ever seen, I had to do something with it. The easiest way to drop this hot potato was to invest it, to buy shares. I knew World War II was coming and I was afraid that if I had shares which rise in case of war, I would wish for war. So I asked my agent to buy shares which go down in the event of war. This he did. I lost my money and saved my soul.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

Source: Albert Szent-Györgyi, The Crazy Ape, Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1971, p 72.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on cleverness and problems

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on awareness and problems

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on creativity, imagination, possibility, problems, questions, science, skill, and solution

The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on blessings, concern, fate, interest, labor, mankind, mind, order, problems, science, understanding, and work

It is not enough that you should understand about applied science in order that your work may increase man's blessings. Concern for the man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors; concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: speech, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Feb.16,1931, in The NY Times, February 17, 1931, p. 6.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on atoms, existence, energy, necessity, and problems

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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