Any technology that does not appear magical is insufficiently advanced.
Religions do not teach doubt.
If you were damned certain you werent looking for something, there was a very good chance you wouldnt see it.
Free will again, Cathy said. Or free wont, Peterson said mildly.
Somehow to them, the press was always the judge of things scientific.
Crank theories always violated the first rule of a scientific model: they were uncheckable.
"One of the laws of nature, Gordon said, is that half the people have got to be below average. For a Gaussian distribution, yeah, Cooper said. Sad, though."
There was something about such reflex stupidity that never failed to irritate him.
All right, he thought, so the details were not perfect. But maybe, in a sense, that was part of the magic, too.
To shine is better than to reflect.
It was an example of what he thought of as the Law of Controversy: Passion was inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.
Yes, perhaps that was it. For decades now the picture of the world painted by the scientists had become strange, distant, unbelievable. Far easier, then, to ignore it than try to understand. Things were too complicated. Why bother? Turn on the telly, luv. Right.
At least being prosperous set one apart in England; here it guaranteed nothing, not even taste.
They will do anything for the worker, except become one.
Disintegration of structure equals information loss.