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It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels. ...
by Philip Emeagwali

It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels.
- Philip Emeagwali

Because I believe that humans are computers,
I conjectured that computers, like people,
can have left- and right-handed versions.
- Philip Emeagwali

Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people.
It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources.
- Philip Emeagwali

The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering
how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure
or an effective vaccine for AIDS.
- Philip Emeagwali

 

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.
- Philip Emeagwali

My focus is not on solving nature's deeper mysteries.
It is on using nature's deeper mysteries to solve important societal problems.
- Philip Emeagwali

The hardships that I encountered in the past will help
me succeed in the future.
- Philip Emeagwali

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First, I identify an analogous problem in nature and borrow from it.
- Philip Emeagwali

The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt
to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use.
I was their human guinea pig.
- Philip Emeagwali

Briefly, to program it requires an absolute understanding
of how all 65,536 processors are interconnected.
- Philip Emeagwali

I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer.
- Philip Emeagwali

Eighty percent of Americans with HIV do not know they are infected.
- Philip Emeagwali

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison
has made many people stronger.
- Philip Emeagwali

I preferred to study those subjects that were of interest to me.
- Philip Emeagwali

I dropped out of high school four times between the ages of 12 to 17.
- Philip Emeagwali

The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world.
It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever
to completely describe how it works.
- Philip Emeagwali

The 65,536 processors were inside the Connection Machine.
- Philip Emeagwali

The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong.
- Philip Emeagwali

One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive.
The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions
in 40 developing nations.
- Philip Emeagwali

Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after
eight years of formal schooling.
- Philip Emeagwali

Our lives sometimes depends on computers performing as predicted.
- Philip Emeagwali

I have expertise in five different fields which helps
me to easily understand the analogy between my scientific
problems and those occurring in nature.
- Philip Emeagwali

The Connection Machines owned by the United States
government laboratories were made available to me because
they were considered impossible to program and there
was no great demand for them at that time.
- Philip Emeagwali

Because I am not formally trained in the medical sciences,
I can bring in new ideas to AIDS research and the cross-fertilization
of ideas from different fields could be a valuable
contribution to finding the cure for AIDS.
- Philip Emeagwali

During the week that I arrived in the United States,
I saw an airport, used a telephone, used a library,
talked with a scientist, and was shown a computer for
the first time in my life.
- Philip Emeagwali

When I enrolled in college at age 19,
I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education.
As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures
and receiving regular homework assignments.
- Philip Emeagwali

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for
too many men on the field?
- Jim Bouton

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
- Lena Horne

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

The world believes all blondes are stupid and brunettes are smarter.
Well, I disagree.
- Anna Kournikova

Why would anyone expect Tyson to come out smarter?
He went to prison for four years,
not Princeton.
- Lou Duva

We're learning as we go.
We're a lot smarter this time.
We understand what it takes to mobilize away from the threat of a hurricane.
- Ray Nagin

And maybe I'm a little smarter now than I was before
for all the stupid things I've done.
- Herb Brooks

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter,
taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn.
The Republicans are the party that says government
doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I feel that I'm sort of playing me but more feminine,
and to me more feminine means smarter.
- Kevin McDonald

From cutting back on state contracts to reducing the number of state cars,
We're making state government smaller,
smarter, more efficient, and more accountable.
- Jim Doyle

When my mood was high, I seemed normal,
even buoyant.
I felt smarter.
I had secrets.
I could see God in a light bulb.
- Gene Tierney

The Growing Smarter laws now in place compel every
community to plan their future growth and allow every
citizen the right to be heard when those decisions are made.
- Jane D. Hull

People's intelligence tends to be in inverse proportion to their number.
People don't tend to get smarter as they get into bigger groups.
- Robyn Hitchcock

I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.
- Gerald R. Ford

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is.
For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher,
the better the student body.
- Warren Buffett

I make progress by having people around me who are
smarter than I am and listening to them.
And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
- Henry J. Kaiser

If you think your boss is stupid, remember:
you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter.
- John Gotti

Teachers started recognizing me and praising me for
being smart in science and that made me want to be even smarter in science!
- Steve Wozniak

Do I catch flak because I'm so much smarter than everyone else? I don't know.
- Brett Hull

I've been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am,
and they help me to execute the vision I have.
- Russell Simmons

Mankind is getting smarter every day.
Actually, it only seems so.
At least we are making progress.
We're progressing, to be sure, ever more deeply into the forest.
- Franz Grillparzer

If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your
life you become smarter while you are writing than
while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work.
- Russell Banks

I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much
smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be.
- Scott Hamilton

I am still quick at 250 to 260 lbs and I am smarter.
- Larry Holmes

For solving a surprisingly large and varied number of problems,
crowds are smarter than individuals.
- Michael Shermer

Children are smarter than any of us.
Know how I know that? I don't know one child with a
full time job and children.
- Bill Hicks

I was just a lot smarter about not getting caught.
I mean, I never stuck anything in my arm,
but I certainly enjoyed my youth.
- Jason Bateman

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne

I mean I'm not smarter than the market,
but I can recognize a good tape and a bad tape.
I recognize when it's right and when it's wrong and
that's what my strength is.
- Jim Cramer

I'm busy doing my job, and being a loudmouth doesn't
appeal to me as much as when I was younger and had
the youthful delusion that I was smarter than everybody else.
- Steve Albini

Another person who's smarter than I. What a relief
to not have to be the smartest guy anymore.
- Dave Winer

Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it,
because other people, on the whole, aren't much smarter.
- Louise Brooks

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student.
At least they can find Kuwait.
- A. Whitney Brown

People are smarter than you might think.
- John Astin

U.S.
officials and outside experts agree that China is undertaking
a comprehensive modernization of its military.
The Chinese military has gotten smaller but smarter.
- Lee H. Hamilton

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading,
and the other by association with smarter people.
- Will Rogers

I rarely see one of the 'summer blockbuster' movies.
I'd like to see a stronger focus on smaller,
smarter movies.
- Christopher Meloni

People are a lot smarter than anyone gives them credit for being.
- Ruben Blades

Men don't get smarter when they grow older.
They just lose their hair.
- Claudette Colbert

The ruling class is smarter than you,
and they're more creative.
And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain.
Because if they weren't, they wouldn't be around as
long as they have been and as strong as they have been.
- Al Lewis

Everyone assumes that novelists are smarter and more interesting.
They're generally smarter and more interesting,
but they're often very short.
So it kind of cancels all the smart and interesting stuff out.
- Liev Schreiber

Democrats always like to brag that their guys are smarter
than the opponents and Republicans always like to brag
that their guys are more moral than the opponents.
But if you're looking for morals in politics you're
looking for bananas in the cheese department.
- Harry Shearer


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