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Old 03-04-2004, 12:38 PM   #466
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:13 PM   #467
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:22 PM   #468
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Old 03-04-2004, 02:22 PM   #469
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The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. Oh joy, rapture! I've got a brain!

--The Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, with a bit of help from Pythagoras.
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Old 03-04-2004, 02:32 PM   #470
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Old 03-04-2004, 02:47 PM   #471
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Old 03-04-2004, 09:34 PM   #472
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Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck by the difference between what things are and what they might have been.

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Old 03-04-2004, 09:42 PM   #473
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Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck by the difference between what things are and what they might have been.

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Old 03-04-2004, 10:04 PM   #474
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"...however, the machine has no feelings, it feels no fear and no hope ... it operates according to the pure logic of probability. For this reason I assert that the robot perceives more accurately than man."

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Old 03-04-2004, 10:33 PM   #475
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"He just can't help being faithful and loving and kind. He's a machine—made so."

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Old 03-04-2004, 10:43 PM   #476
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What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god—the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!

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Old 03-04-2004, 10:46 PM   #477
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Old 03-04-2004, 10:50 PM   #478
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One thing in any case is certain: man is neither the oldest nor the most constant problem that has been posed for human knowledge.

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Old 03-04-2004, 11:02 PM   #479
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You mocked the creators of illusion, and now... you write using the alibi of a machine, telling yourself you are a spectator because you read yourself on the screen as if the words belonged to another, but you have fallen into the trap: you, too, are trying to leave footprints on the sands of time. You have dared to change the text of the romance of the world, and the romance of the world has taken you instead into its coils and involved you in its plot, a plot not of your making.
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