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Isaac Asimov

Geburtstag: 2. Januar 1920
Todesdatum: 6. April 1992

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Isaac Asimov war ein russisch-amerikanischer Biochemiker, Sachbuchautor und einer der bekanntesten sowie produktivsten Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller seiner Zeit.

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„Properly read, it is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.“

— Isaac Asimov
Context: If you suspect that my interest in the Bible is going to inspire me with sudden enthusiasm for Judaism and make me a convert of mountain‐moving fervor and that I shall suddenly grow long earlocks and learn Hebrew and go about denouncing the heathen — you little know the effect of the Bible on me. Properly read, it is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived. As quoted in Notes for a Memoir : On Isaac Asimov, Life, and Writing (2006) by Janet Jeppson Asimov, p. 58

„The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.“

— Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Questions (1988), edited with Jason A. Shulman, p. 281<!-- New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson -->

„Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.“

— Isaac Asimov, Foundation
Part IV, The Traders, section 1; originally published as “The Wedge” in Astounding (October 1944)

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„The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."“

— Isaac Asimov
Context: There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." [http://media.aphelis.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/ASIMOV_1980_Cult_of_Ignorance.pdf "A Cult of Ignorance", Newsweek (21 January 1980)]

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„The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!', but 'That's funny ...'“

— Isaac Asimov
Context: The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!', but 'That's funny...

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