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For solving a surprisingly large and varied number of problems,
by Michael Shermer

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

Anecdotal thinking comes naturally; science requires training.
- Michael Shermer

The actual atoms and molecules that make up my brain
and body today are not the same ones that I was born with on September 8,
1954, a half-century ago this month.
- Michael Shermer

When alien abductees recount to me their stories,
I do not deny that they had a real experience.
- Michael Shermer

 

The principal barrier to a general acceptance of the
monist position is that it is counterintuitive.
- Michael Shermer

Dualists hold that body and soul are separate entities
and that the soul will continue beyond the existence of the physical body.
- Michael Shermer

The reason is that in a group, individual errors on
either side of the true figure cancel each other out.
- Michael Shermer

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Human history is highly nonlinear and unpredictable.
- Michael Shermer

Religious faith depends on a host of social,
psychological and emotional factors that have little
or nothing to do with probabilities,
evidence and logic.
- Michael Shermer

Either the soul survives death or it does not,
and there is no scientific evidence that it does.
- Michael Shermer

Plato wove historical fact into literary myth.
- Michael Shermer

But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition,
and that is science.
- Michael Shermer

We know evolution happened because innumerable bits
of data from myriad fields of science conjoin to paint
a rich portrait of life's pilgrimage.
- Michael Shermer

One, I am skeptical of the effectiveness of nutritional supplements.
- Michael Shermer

Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat,
leading to bad science and worse religion.
- Michael Shermer

No single discovery from any of these fields denotes proof of evolution,
but together they reveal that life evolved in a certain
sequence by a particular process.
- Michael Shermer

We think of our eyes as video cameras and our brains
as blank tapes to be filled with sensory inputs.
- Michael Shermer

Through no divine design or cosmic plan,
we have inherited the mantle of life's caretaker on the earth,
the only home we have ever known.
- Michael Shermer

Myths are stories that express meaning,
morality or motivation.
Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.
- Michael Shermer

But because we live in an age of science,
we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths.
- Michael Shermer

But the power of science lies in open publication,
which, with the rise of the Internet,
is no longer constrained by the price of paper.
- Michael Shermer

We should be exploring consciousness at the neural level and higher,
where the arrow of causal analysis points up toward
such principles as emergence and self-organization.
- Michael Shermer

In comparison, Google is brilliant because it uses
an algorithm that ranks Web pages by the number of links to them,
with those links themselves valued by the number of
links to their page of origin.
- Michael Shermer

Walking is good for solving problems -
it's like the feet are little psychiatrists.
- Pepper Giardino

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is
finding some humor in it.
- Frank Howard Clark

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage.
Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
- Robert H. Schuller

First, I do not think there is any silver bullet to
solving the technology side of the security equation.
- John W. Thompson

When we have all data online it will be great for humanity.
It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.
- Robert Cailliau

Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people,
a problem-solving people.
And when given a direction and given a plan,
they'll sign on.
- Henry Cisneros

Well, I'm not saying that we're solving every problem
or arresting every person that ought to be arrested and deported,
but we're doing a better job than has been done in the past.
- Thad Cochran

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must
be held of higher value than solving it.
- Georg Cantor

A successful person isn't necessarily better than her
less successful peers at solving problems;
her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned
what problems are worth solving.
- Ray Kurzweil

Personally I don't think solving corruption is such a big problem.
- Imran Khan

What takes place in the Security Council more closely
resembles a mugging than either a political debate
or an effort at problem-solving.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Because thought has by now been perverted into the
solving of assigned problems,
even what is not assigned is processed like a problem.
- Theodor Adorno

Too often, people think that solving the world's problems
is based on conquering the earth,
rather than touching the earth, touching ground.
- Chogyam Trungpa

Indiscriminate firing by police on people is absolute barbarism.
Instead of solving their problems, the government is
trying to suppress the people by force.
- Sheikh Hasina

I think that our cooperative conservation approaches
get people to sit down and grapple with problem solving.
- Gale Norton

While there continues to be differences,
the important point is that all citizens and elected
officials use democratic and legal avenues for solving those differences.
- Boris Trajkovski

Problem solving is hunting.
It is savage pleasure and we are born to it.
- Thomas Harris

Nelson Mandela is, for me, the single statesman in the world.
The single statesman, in that literal sense,
who is not solving all his problems with guns.
It's truly unbelievable.
- Toni Morrison

My effectiveness is best placed in solving problems
through federal solutions.
- George Nethercutt

What I object to the current government intervention
in so-called 'solving the crisis',
they haven't solved anything.
They've just postponed it.
- Marc Faber

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

In the same way he's fascinated by crosswords,
the puzzle of solving the murder is what drives him on.
- John Thaw

Every cinematographer I worked with had his own way of solving problems.
- Conrad Hall

Think as you work, for in the final analysis,
your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems,
but also in anticipating them.
- Tom Lehrer

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem.
It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
- Albert Einstein

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our
physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing,
discussing and solving our real problems.
- Martha Beck

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of
just hacking at the leaves.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

We cannot solve life's problems except by solving them.
- M. Scott Peck

Our whole life is solving puzzles.
- Erno Rubik

Money should not, and must not, change our commitment
to solving problems and building this state.
- Dave Freudenthal

Too many problem-solving sessions become battlegrounds
where decisions are made based on power rather than intelligence.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

I think seeing some of the past can be helpful,
especially if you're into crime solving.
- Yancy Butler

We must be vigilant in our actions towards criminals,
and innovative in our approach towards solving crime.
- Thomas Menino

Investigation may be likened to the long months of pregnancy,
and solving a problem to the day of birth.
To investigate a problem is, indeed,
to solve it.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Solving a problem created by debt...
by creating more debt is a fool's errand.
- Olivier Sarkozy

We spend more time developing means of escaping our
troubles than we do solving the troubles we're trying to escape from.
- David Lloyd

We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity,
the energy, and the creativity of all our people.
- Roger Wilkins

Leadership is solving problems.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is
the day you have stopped leading them.
They have either lost confidence that you can help
or concluded you do not care.
Either case is a failure of leadership.
- Colin Powell

There is nothing so good for the human soul as the
discovery that there are ancient and flourishing civilized
societies which have somehow managed to exist for many
centuries and are still in being though they have had
no help from the traveler in solving their problems.
- Walter Lippmann

We worked on solving the problem of voice communications
in a noisy military environment.
We established military codes that are highly audible
and invented selection tests for personnel who had
a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.
- M. H. Abrams

Take the situation of a scientist solving a problem,
where he has certain data, which call for certain responses.
Some of this set of data call for his applying such and such a law,
while others call for another law.
- George Herbert Mead

And our size: The company this year is going to be close to $50 billion,
so if that's the case and you can continue to grow that fast,
I would rather put my energies to solving customer
problems and growing our business than worrying about
integrating and laying people off.
- Kevin Rollins

While there have been terrific advances in the state
of technology around heuristics,
behavior blocking, and things like that,
technology is only a part of the approach to solving
the problem with the more important aspect involving
putting the right process in place.
- John W. Thompson

As much as we may want to withdraw into a world of pure problem solving,
we have to acknowledge that the most successful architectures
are the ones you can actually convince someone to implement.
- Jesse James Garrett

While it is important to maintain a balanced approach
to solving our nation's energy problems,
we must commit ourselves to recognize some areas as 'off limits,'
and the Artic National Wildlife Reserve is a national
symbol of that commitment.
- Ken Salazar

It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts
to reality essentially without the use of language
and that language is merely an incidental means of
solving specific problems of communication or reflection.
- Edward Sapir

The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men.
But the striving, which at present has become so insistent,
cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace,
or solving all disputes among nations.
- Alva Myrdal


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