Roberto Q. S.

Dē locūtiōnibus miscellānīs: conversiōnēs | On Miscellaneous Passages: Translations | To be read without a dark mode

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No Utopia can ever give satisfaction to everyone, all the time. As their material conditions improve, human beings raise their sights and become discontented with power and possessions that once would

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Human beings and other animals have very sophisticated high-data-rate perceptual and cognitive abilities that simply bypass the verbal and analytic consciousness [...]. The word [intuition] conveys, I think,

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Clarke's Three Laws1

  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
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The worship of the senses has often, and with much justice, been decried, human beings feeling a natural instinct of terror about passions and sensations that seem stronger than themselves, and that they are

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Et même si ce n'est pas vrai, il faut croire à l'histoire ancienne.1

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E incluso si no es verdad, hay que creer en la historia antigua.2

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“I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts”.

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«No tengo datos todavía.

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¿Qué es la coquetería? Podría decirse que es un comportamiento que pretende poner en conocimiento de otra persona que un acercamiento sexual es posible, de tal modo que esta posibilidad no aparezca nunca

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La misión del llamado «intelectual» es, en cierto modo, opuesta a la del político. La obra intelectual aspira, con frecuencia en vano, a aclarar un poco las cosas, mientras que la del político suele, por

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“We need descriptions to deal with some aspects of our life. Yet we must recognize that while descriptions are necessary, they are only approximations of the world. That was one of the reasons for the

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The following is the preface of Mario Bunge's Dictionary of Philosophy, first published in 1999. The book was originally written in English, but the physical copy I have is the 2005 Spanish language edition, translated by

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