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A Quote by unknown on engineering, proof, trying, universe, and winning

Programming today is a race between software engineers stirring to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.

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A Quote by unknown on belief and proof

If you believe in something, no proof is necessary. If you don't, none is sufficient.

unknown

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington on proof and purity

Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Shelby Steele on freedom and proof

Freedom always carries a burden of proof, always throws us back on ourselves.

Shelby Steele

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on proof

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It is proof of a bad cause when it is appluaded by the mob.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Roseanne Barr on men, proof, and women

Women are cursed, and men are the proof.

Roseanne Barr (1952 -)

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A Quote by Ronald Graham on computers, correction, proof, science, and understanding

It wouild be very discouraging if somewhere down the line you could ask a computer if the Riemann hypothesis is correct and it said, 'Yes, it is true, but you won't be able to understand the proof.' John Horgan. Scientific American 269:4 (October 1993) 92-103.

Ronald Graham

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A Quote by Robert Nozick on argument, behavior, belief, desires, goals, motivation, niceness, originality, people, philosophy, police, proof, study, thought, trying, and understanding

Philosophical argument, trying to get someone to believe something whether he wants to believe it or not, is not, I have held, a nice way to behave towards someone; also it does not fit the original motivation for studying or entering philosophy. That motivation is puzzlement, curiousity, a desire to understand, not a desire to produce uniformity of belief. Most people do not want to become thought-police. The philosophical goal of explanation rather than proof not only is morally better, it is more in accord with one's philosophical motivation.

Robert Nozick

Source: Philosophical Explanations, (from the Introduction) Nozick

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on proof

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If, as they say, some dust thrown in my eyes Will keep my talk from getting overwise, I'm not the one for putting off the proof. Let it be overwhelming.

Robert Frost

Source: Dust in the Eyes, 1928

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A Quote by Rich Cook on engineering, proof, trying, universe, and winning

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idoits. So far, the Universe is winning.

Rich Cook

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