Thursday, March 24, 2011

Micah's 6th Post (quotes of the day)

Long lives aren't natural. We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention as toasters or penicillin.

Today, nearly 40 percent of a senior's healthcare spending is on pharmaceutical medications.

Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.

What we don't have a right to is healthcare, housing, or handouts. We don't have those rights.

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.

The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? (A favorite quote of mine as it describes the issue that religion and science can not answer. It's a question I wonder if God knows the answer to.)

During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.

It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey. (Remind you of anyone?)

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