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InvisibleinfidelGOD
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    #2289733 - 01/31/04 03:35 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

-Albert Einstein


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Re: a quote [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2289743 - 01/31/04 03:39 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

It's a good quote.

I wonder if people would be offended if someone who wasn't as smart as Einstein said that.


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Re: a quote [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2289749 - 01/31/04 03:42 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

why would they be offended?


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Re: a quote [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2289751 - 01/31/04 03:44 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Because people LOVE to be offended. It makes their ego swell to unusually large proportions.


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Re: a quote [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2289757 - 01/31/04 03:46 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

It can be interpretted as "You are Dumb."

Just imagine what some people would think if George Bush Jr. said that.


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Re: a quote [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2289762 - 01/31/04 03:50 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

huh?
it can only be interpreted that way if you assumed that it was directed at you

I see it as more of a general statement, like "most people are morons"


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Re: a quote [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2289775 - 01/31/04 03:56 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I here what your saying. But using your quote

Quote:

"most people are morons"




Imagine if Gee Dub called a press conference and said that tomorrow. People would flip out!

My only point was it is interesting what we let some people say.


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Re: a quote [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2289782 - 01/31/04 03:58 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

well.. considering that stupidity is relative :wink:, I think Einstein should be able to say that.


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Re: a quote [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2289786 - 01/31/04 04:01 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

He worked on the Manhatten Project, it is curious where his intelligence was on THAT ONE!


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Re: a quote [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2289805 - 01/31/04 04:13 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

As a German Jew, he had a little motivation, don't you think?


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Re: a quote [Re: Swami]
    #2289841 - 01/31/04 04:42 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah, I understand that he fled Europe and had a vested interest in the war, but he also has a quote that says something like

"If only I had known, I would have been a carpenter" or something like that. Also, "I do not know what weapons WWIII will be fought with, but WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones."


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Re: a quote [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2289908 - 01/31/04 05:22 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

people are afraid they might be stupid, so they get angry and hate that which frightens them, in this case they hate themselves, and to a weaker but more vocal extent, the genius who suggested it .


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Re: a quote [Re: Mitchnast]
    #2289921 - 01/31/04 05:37 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

people are afraid they might be stupid, so they get angry and hate that which frightens them, in this case they hate themselves, and to a weaker but more vocal extent, the genius who suggested it .




I'm not sure about that. I'd be suprised if anyone hates Einstein for that quote.


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Re: a quote [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2289943 - 01/31/04 05:48 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

ok, then if someone else said it. like me :smile:


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Re: a quote [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2289944 - 01/31/04 05:49 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

"I do not know what weapons WWIII will be fought with, but WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones."

that's a great quote


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Re: a quote [Re: Mitchnast]
    #2289946 - 01/31/04 05:49 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Oh, now I hear you. :blush:


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Re: a quote [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2289998 - 01/31/04 06:21 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

i know what weapons WW3 will be fought with,
roman numerals :smile:


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Re: a quote [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2291021 - 02/01/04 03:45 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

"There are 10 kinds of people in this world; those who understand binary and those who don't."


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Re: a quote [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2291023 - 02/01/04 03:46 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

"It can be interpretted as "You are Dumb.""

I saw it more as "WE are dumb"


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Re: a quote [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2291076 - 02/01/04 04:24 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

human rational is dumb. human capacity for learining and intelligence is respectable compared to the other organisms and entities we are aware of.

I am stupid, I am dumb, I also have a higher IQ than the average human being, so, yeah, i can't argue with Einstein on this one, but one important point he left out, if human stupidity is infinite, than human intelligence would have to be as well. this is a little harder to agree with, because we are dumb, but like i said, I cant really disagree with the man on this one.


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