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  • Plux shared from Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition by Jon M. Huntsman
    “happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.”
  • Plux shared from a Personal Document
    [* Dreams are associated with a state called REM sleep, the abbreviation standing for rapid eye movement. (Under the closed eyelids the eyes move, perhaps following the action in the dream, or perhaps randomly.) The REM state is strongly correlated with sexual arousal. Experiments have been performed in which sleeping subjects are awakened whenever the REM state emerges, while members of a control group are awakened just as often each night but not when they’re dreaming. After some days, the control group is a little groggy, but the experimental group – the ones who are prevented from dreaming...
    Note: good explination of dreams
  • Plux shared from a Personal Document
    Science is far from a perfect instrument of knowledge. It's just the best we have. In this respect, as in many others, it's like democracy. Science by itself cannot advocate courses of human action, but it can certainly illuminate the possible consequences of alternative courses of action.
  • Plux shared from a Personal Document
    How can we affect national policy - or even make intelligent decisions in our own lives - if we don't grasp the underlying issues?
  • Plux shared from a Personal Document
    Our cultural motifs, our educational system, our communications media had failed this man. What society permitted to trickle through was mainly pretence and confusion. It had never taught him how to distinguish real science from the cheap imitation. He knew nothing about how science works.
  • Plux shared from The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    “That’s what I said,” said Ford into the phone. “London Zoo. Just charge it to the room.” “She’s … Good God!” shouted Arthur. “Do you know who she’s being interviewed by?” “Are you having difficulty understanding the English language?” continued Ford. “It’s the zoo just up the road from here. I don’t care if it’s closed this evening. I don’t want to buy a ticket, I just want to buy the zoo. I don’t care if you’re busy. This is room service, I’m in a room and I want some service. Got a piece of paper? Okay. Here’s what I want you to do. All the animals...
    Note: One of the many reasons why i love this book
  • Plux shared from The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
  • Plux shared from The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another which states that this has already
  • Plux shared from The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    He gestured Arthur toward a chair which looked as if it had been made out of the rib cage of a stegosaurus. “It was made out of the rib cage of a stegosaurus,” explained the old man
    Note: Tatata captain obvious to the rescue
  • Plux shared from The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we do now.
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