Thursday, August 09, 2018

Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology -

The Oak Ridge experience left Rickover a legacy of keen distrust of scientists, an attitude that marked all his future undertakings. He was not opposed to science or to scientists, but scientific truth was not engineering truth, nor was the mission of the scientist the same as the task of the engineer. The scientist in his quest had to exercise strict discipline to exclude human bias, preconception, and prejudice; the engineer in his job had to take these frailties into account, for his machines and devices would be operated by and in the midst of humans with all of their shortcomings. Both approaches were essential, but for practical application of nuclear technology the principles of engineering had to govern.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Glenn Reynolds -

After hearing nonstop from feminists about how fragile and impressionable women are, I’m beginning to think that patriarchy is a good idea.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin -

The way to crush the bourgeoisie [middle class] is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Napoleon Bonaparte -

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thomas Sowell -

We should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

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Who will be the first to stop clapping?

Peter Drucker -

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Theodore Dalrymple -

In the tattoo parlour, the customer is always wrong.