— Philip Roth, kniha American Pastoral
Zdroj: American Pastoral
"Intelligent Design Without the Bible" in The Huffington Post (23 August 2005)
— Philip Roth, kniha American Pastoral
Zdroj: American Pastoral
— Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804
Section IV On The Principle Of The Form Of The Intelligible World
— Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015
"I create gods all the time - now I think one might exist" (2008)
Kontext: So what shall I make of the voice that spoke to me recently as I was scuttling around getting ready for yet another spell on a chat-show sofa?
More accurately, it was a memory of a voice in my head, and it told me that everything was OK and things were happening as they should. For a moment, the world had felt at peace. Where did it come from?
Me, actually — the part of all of us that, in my case, caused me to stand in awe the first time I heard Thomas Tallis's Spem in alium, and the elation I felt on a walk one day last February, when the light of the setting sun turned a ploughed field into shocking pink; I believe it's what Abraham felt on the mountain and Einstein did when it turned out that E=mc2.
It's that moment, that brief epiphany when the universe opens up and shows us something, and in that instant we get just a sense of an order greater than Heaven and, as yet at least, beyond the grasp of Stephen Hawking. It doesn't require worship, but, I think, rewards intelligence, observation and enquiring minds.
I don't think I've found God, but I may have seen where gods come from.
— Frank Lloyd Wright American architect (1867-1959) 1867 - 1959
As quoted in Truth Against the World : Frank Lloyd Wright speaks for an organic architecture (1987) edited by Patrick J. Meehan <!-- p. 29 -->
Kontext: God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature and it has been said often by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And, I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see. If we wish to know the truth concerning anything, we'll find it in the nature of that thing.
— Stephen Hawking, kniha A Brief History of Time
Zdroj: A Brief History of Time (1988), Ch. 1
Kontext: It has certainly been true in the past that what we call intelligence and scientific discovery have conveyed a survival advantage. It is not so clear that this is still the case: our scientific discoveries may well destroy us all, and even if they don’t, a complete unified theory may not make much difference to our chances of survival. However, provided the universe has evolved in a regular way, we might expect that the reasoning abilities that natural selection has given us would be valid also in our search for a complete unified theory, and so would not lead us to the wrong conclusions.
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
Zdroj: The Dragons of Eden (1977), Chapter 9, “Knowledge is Our Destiny: Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Intelligence” (pp. 242-243)
— Margaret Sanger, kniha Woman and the New Race
Zdroj: Woman and the New Race, (1922), Chapter 2, "Women's Struggle for Freedom"
— Ralph Barton Perry American philosopher 1876 - 1957
[describing the historical causes of the modern tendency to make intellect the servant of alien interests]
The Integrity of the Intellect (July 1920)
— Lysander Spooner Anarchist, Entrepreneur, Abolitionist 1808 - 1887
Sections I–II, p. 11–12
Natural Law; or The Science of Justice (1882), Chapter II. The Science of Justice (Continued)
— Mordechai Ben-Ari Israeli computer scientist 1948
Zdroj: Just a Theory: Exploring the Nature of Science (2005), Chapter 2, “Just a Theory: What Scientists Do” (p. 41)
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832
Die Wissenschaft hilft uns vor allem, daß sie das Staunen, wozu wir von Natur berufen find.
Maxim 417, trans. Stopp
Maxims and Reflections (1833)
— Marvin Minsky American cognitive scientist 1927 - 2016
K-Linesː A Theory of Memory (1980)
— Jackson Pollock American artist 1912 - 1956
Zdroj: 1950's, Interview by William Wright, Summer 1950, p. 145
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
The Revolution of Hope: Toward a Humanized Technology (1968),<!-- Harper & Row, New York --> p. 61
Kontext: Man is born as a freak of nature, being within nature and yet transcending it. He has to find principles of action and decision-making which replace the principles of instincts. He has to have a frame of orientation which permits him to organize a consistent picture of the world as a condition for consistent actions. He has to fight not only against the dangers of dying, starving, and being hurt, but also against another danger which is specifically human: that of becoming insane. In other words, he has to protect himself not only against the danger of losing his life but also against the danger of losing his mind.
— William A. Dembski American intelligent design advocate 1960
with A., Kushiner, James M., (editors),[2001, Signs of intelligence: understanding intelligent design, Brazos Press, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1587430045, [BL263.S54, 2001], 00067612]
— Hans Christian von Baeyer American physicist 1938
von Baeyer did not originate the quip about time, which dates back at least as far as the 1929 book "The Man Who Mastered Time" by Ray Cummings, where it appears on p. 1 http://books.google.com/books?id=YdZEAAAAYAAJ&q=%22everything+from+happening+at+once%22#search_anchor.
Zdroj: Information, The New Language of Science (2003), Chapter 14, Noise, Nuisance and necessity, p. 127-128
— George Henry Lewes British philosopher 1817 - 1878
The Principles of Success in Literature (1865)
— Donald O'Brien (actor) Italian film and TV actor 1930 - 2003
Euro Trash Cinema magazine interview (March 1996)
— James Jeans British mathematician and astronomer 1877 - 1946
Physics and Philosophy (1942)
— Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor, philosopher and writer 331 - 363
Upon the Sovereign Sun (362)
Kontext: To explain, however, everything relating to the nature of this deity, is beyond the power of man, even though the god himself should grant him the ability to understand it: in a case where it seems, to me at least, impossible even mentally to conceive all its extent. And now that we have discussed so much, we must put as it were a seal upon this subject; and to stay a while and pass on to other points no less requiring examination. What then is this seal; and what comprises everything, as it were in a summary of the conception concerning the nature of the god? May He Himself inspire our understanding when we attempt briefly to explain the source out of which he proceeded; and what he is himself; and with what effects he fills the visible world. It must therefore be laid down that the sovereign Sun proceeded from the One God, — One out of the one Intelligible world; he is stationed in the middle of the Intelligible Powers, according to the strictest sense of "middle position;" bringing the last with the first into a union both harmonious and loving, and which fastens together the things that were divided: containing within himself the means of perfecting, of cementing together, of generative life, and of the uniform existence, and to the world of Sense, the author of all kinds of good; not merely adorning and cheering it with the radiance wherewith he himself illumines the same, but also by making subordinate to himself the existence of the Solar Angels; and containing within himself the unbegotten Cause of things begotten; and moreover, prior to this, the unfading, unchanging source of things eternal.
All, therefore, that was fitting to be said touching the nature of this deity (although very much has been passed over in silence) has now been stated at some length.