— Larry Page American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur 1973
Plenary speech, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_3OCq_vTWM AAAS Annual conference, San Francisco (February 2007).
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, buch Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Quelle: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (2012), p. 122
— Christian Nestell Bovee American writer 1820 - 1904
Quelle: Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862), Volume II, p. 16.
— John D. Barrow British scientist 1952
The Artful Universe (1995)
Kontext: Ancient belief in a cosmos composed of spheres, producing music as angels guided them through the heavens, was still fluorishing in Elizabethan times.... There is a good deal more to Pythagorean musical theory than celestial harmony. Besides the music of the celestial spheres (musica mundana), two other varieties of music were distinguished: the sound of instruments...(musica instrumentalis), and the continuous unheard music that emanated from the human body (musica humana), which arises from a resonance between the body and the soul.... In the medieval world, the status of music is revealed by its position within the Quadrivium—the fourfold curriculum—alongside arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy. Medieval students... believed all forms of harmony to derive from a common source. Before Boethius' studies in the ninth century, the idea of musical harmony was not considered independently of wider matters of celestial or ethical harmony.<!-- Ch. 5, pp. 201-202
„We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind and tide. … I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.“
— Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931
In conversation with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone (1931); as quoted in Uncommon Friends : Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel & Charles Lindbergh (1987) by James Newton, p. 31.
„…'world peace' imposed by a dominant power assisted by a few partners is unlikely… only world peace driven by a recognition of the threat to everyone's survival is the most likely source of salvation…“
— Zbigniew Brzeziński Polish-American political scientist 1928 - 2017
Time, The Answers Issue (July 2015), p. 49.
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Quelle: The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
„In the industrial mode of development, the main source of productivity lies in the introduction of new energy sources, and in the ability to decentralize the use of energy throughout the production of circulation processes. In the new informational mode of development the source of productivity lies in the technology of knowledge generation, information processing and symbolic … what is specific to the informational mode of development is the action of knowledge upon knowledge itself as the main source of productivity… in a virtuous circle of interaction“
— Manuel Castells Spanish sociologist (b.1942) 1942
Quelle: The Rise of the Network Society, 1996, p. 16-17 as cited in: Andy Hargreaves (2003) Teaching in the Knowledge Society: Education in the Age of Insecurity. p. 16
— Philippe Kahn Entrepreneur, camera phone creator 1952
Rebuttal to Steve Balmer at the Agenda Conference, after the Microsoft executive explained that Open Source would not go anywhere.
„I must furnish those, who would protect or save life, with an energy source, which produces energy so cheaply that nuclear fission will not only be uneconomical, but ridiculous. This is the task I have set myself in what little life I have left.“
— Viktor Schauberger austrian philosopher and inventor 1885 - 1958
Viktor Schauberger in a letter to Aloys Kokaly in 1953 - Implosion Magazine No. 29, p. 22 (Callum Coats: Energy Evolution)
„Every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger potentially useful against those oppressions, personal and institutional, which brought that anger into being. Focused with precision it can become a powerful source of energy serving progress and change.“
— Audre Lorde writer and activist 1934 - 1992
"The Uses of Anger"
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (1984)
„Renewable energy has its limitations and the government cannot put all its eggs in the same basket. We must develop different sources of energy, otherwise an energy crisis could result in a serious national security issue.“
— Ma Ying-jeou Taiwanese politician, president of the Republic of China 1950
Ma Ying-jeou (2013) cited in: " Ma reiterates commitment to use of ‘green’ power http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/05/26/2003563211" in The Taipei Times, 26 May 2013.
Statement made during a visit to Chang-Kong Wind Power Station in Changhua County, Taiwan, 25 May 2013.
— Gerald James Whitrow British mathematician 1912 - 2000
"Why the Sun Shines" (18 July 1957)
— Alvin Toffler American writer 1928 - 2016
— Roger Kahn American baseball writer 1927 - 2020
Quelle: The Boys Of Summer, Chapter 1, The Trolley Car That Ran By Ebbets Field, p. 6
„The sex-energy is the greatest power of the mind and the body. This is the supreme strength in the human body, embodying all powers and assuming all forms. The mind and the body receive their strength and life from this sex-energy. Instead of allowing this Shakti or energy to become the gross seminal fluid, it is to be conserved, it is to be converted into a form of subtle energy called “Ojas” and thus made a source of spiritual life instead of the cause of physical death. With the extinction of sexual desires, the mind is released of its most powerful bond. Sex-energy moves towards two main directions, viz., one is downward and the other is upward. It takes the downward course in the form of gross sexual enjoyment; but when one tries to observe Brahmacharya (celibacy) in thought, word and deed, it takes the upward course. When the sex-energy always takes the downward course in a person, such a person becomes weak mentally and physically. From such a man or woman we cannot expect anything great and original. Sexual life dissipates the powers of the mind and the body.“
— Swami Narayanananda Indian guru 1902 - 1988
The Mysteries of Man, Mind and Mind-Functions (1951), p. 483f (2001 edition)