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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #101 on: October 01, 2020, 05:46:00 pm »
    Seems appropriate in an election year .  .  . 

    " Within any important issue, there are always aspects no one wishes to discuss. "  -  George Orwell
    Arizona" A republic, if you can keep it."

                                                   Benjamin Franklin

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #102 on: October 01, 2020, 05:49:08 pm »
    Seems appropriate regarding recent events .  .  . 

    " There is something fascinating about science.  One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. "

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    Arizona" A republic, if you can keep it."

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #103 on: October 02, 2020, 10:54:27 am »
    Seems appropriate regarding recent events .  .  . 

    " There is something fascinating about science.  One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. "

                                                                                                                                                                                                     -  Mark Twain

    Keeping in mind when he was saying this, he's basically saying "the fun thing about science is that when we discover something, it only tells us how much we don't know."

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #104 on: October 02, 2020, 10:59:37 am »
    Server hiccup, double post.

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #105 on: October 02, 2020, 03:49:25 pm »
    Yes, it is from "Life on the Mississippi". and was likely uttered with a lit pipe or cigar and a glass of something alcoholic nearby but, like nearly all of his writings, it has a depth of meaning beyond it's initial context. 

    When we remember that this was said by the same man who observed, "There are lies, there are damned lies and then there are statistics.", it can be seen that his willingness to buy such "conjecture" at face value was tempered by his experience. 
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #106 on: October 02, 2020, 06:33:11 pm »
    "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper."

          -- Thomas Jefferson, 1807.  Just as valid, if not moreso, today.
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