Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Meandering around . . .

Today is the birthday of Glen David Brin (born October 6, 1950), scientist and author. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in astronomy. He followed this with a Master of Science in applied physics in 1978 and a Doctor of Philosophy in space science in 1981.

David Brin has received the Hugo, Locus, Campbell and Nebula Awards. He is best known for his Uplift series of science fiction novels.

"It's said that "power corrupts," but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power." - David Brin

"The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal." - David Brin

"The advance of human knowledge has become — at long last — a vividly enjoyable spectator sport!" - David Brin

"When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else." - David Brin

"Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?" - David Brin

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