Authors - Isaac Asimov

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Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in all ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (although his only work in the 100s - which covers philosophy and psychology - was a foreword for The Humanist Way). - Wikipedia

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Quote 126by Anonymous on 14/12/2010

Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
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    Quote 1000by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

    The Law of conservation of energy tells us we can't get something for nothing, but we refuse to believe it.
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      Quote 1147by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

      I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
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      • Ravi: Couldn't agree more

      Quote 1168by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

      Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
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        Quote 1320by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

        Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
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          Quote 2390by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

          Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment? Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers...and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers.
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            Quote 4776by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

            The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny...'
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              Quote 6605by Anonymous on 01/10/2011

              One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
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                Quote 8993by Anonymous on 09/06/2012

                There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
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                  Quote 9219by Anonymous on 29/06/2012

                  The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
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                    Quote 9868by Anonymous on 26/08/2012

                    If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
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                      Quote 10289by Anonymous on 26/09/2012

                      The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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                        Quote 10396by Anonymous on 01/10/2012

                        America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world.
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                          Quote 10500by Anonymous on 08/10/2012

                          John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
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                            Quote 11415by Anonymous on 27/12/2012

                            It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.
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                              Quote 12106by Anonymous on 02/03/2013

                              Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all.
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