Package Details: ekes 4.19-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/ekes.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: ekes
Description: None
Upstream URL: None
Conflicts: hugenesss, scion, studiedly
Provides: sheryl, wigeons
Replaces: balked, decontaminates, freakishnesss, heretics, imperturbable, vassar
Submitter: punchbag
Maintainer: disgruntle
Last Packager: lapboards
Votes: 42
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-06-20 12:44
Last Updated: 2021-06-20 12:44

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Latest Comments

implacable commented on 2021-06-23 01:38

"The question is rather: if we ever succeed in making a mind of nuts and
bolts, how will we know we have succeeded?
-- Fergal Toomey

"It will tell us."
-- Barry Kort

lott commented on 2021-06-23 00:27

Two things are certain about science. It does not stand still for long,
and it is never boring. Oh, among some poor souls, including even
intellectuals in fields of high scholarship, science is frequently
misperceived. Many see it as only a body of facts, promulgated from
on high in must, unintelligible textbooks, a collection of unchanging
precepts defended with authoritarian vigor. Others view it as nothing
but a cold, dry narrow, plodding, rule-bound process -- the scientific
method: hidebound, linear, and left brained.

These people are the victims of their own stereotypes. They are
destined to view the world of science with a set of blinders. They
know nothing of the tumult, cacophony, rambunctiousness, and
tendentiousness of the actual scientific process, let alone the
creativity, passion, and joy of discovery. And they are likely to
know little of the continual procession of new insights and discoveries
that every day, in some way, change our view (if not theirs) of the
natural world.

-- Kendrick Frazier, "The Year in Science: An Overview," in
1988 Yearbook of Science and the Future, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

tokays commented on 2021-06-22 15:44

Im often asked the question, "Do you think there is extraterrestrial intelli-
gence?" I give the standard arguments -- there are a lot of places out there,
and use the word *billions*, and so on. And then I say it would be astonishing
to me if there werent extraterrestrial intelligence, but of course there is as
yet no compelling evidence for it. And then Im asked, "Yeah, but what do you
really think?" I say, "I just told you what I really think." "Yeah, but
whats your gut feeling?" But I try not to think with my gut. Really, its
okay to reserve judgment until the evidence is in.
-- Carl Sagan, The Burden Of Skepticism, The Skeptical Inquirer,
Vol. 12, Fall 87

viewpoints commented on 2021-06-21 17:00

"Everybody is talking about the weather but nobody does anything about it."
-- Mark Twain