Selections

Place an ordinary, untrained, hungry chicken in a cage equipped only with a lever that, when depressed, will release a food pellet, and that chicken will try out a multitude of inspired yet ultimately unsuccessful solutions to his dilemma. But the only one that will be imprinted -- that he will ...
A successful liar deceives you with a falsehood. A truly accomplished one deceives you with the truth.
It might seem more civil on the surface to direct corrective action at the exact sources of transgression. Rather than lay waste to the whole garden, pull up by the roots only those noxious weeds that have invaded it. But this is a solution that does not cohere easily with our ingrained notions ...
Children are more animal than human. Prematurely civilize your children and they will be the prey.
With electroencephalograms and magnetic resonance imaging, the day when a doctor may trace the flickering light of a thought through the most obscure corridors of the mind seems inevitable. The capability of restoring, or eliminating, the sensitive areas of a malfunctioning mind would not trail ...
All statement is overstatement.
As soon as the artificial problem of scarcity is finally eradicated, economics will immediately turn to the dangerous problem of superabundance. States will fall into turmoil as people riot for want of absolutely nothing. And the leisure class will be distinguished not by its conspicuous ...