Doublets: Lazy Thinking

atkins bookshelf quotations“A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.”

American comedian Steven Wright (born 1955), known for his deadpan delivery of ironic, paradoxical, nonsensical humor. Wright is fond of paraprosdokians — a figure of speech in which the end of the sentence is a surprise, or prompts the listener or reader to reinterpret the first part. For example, here are two Wright classic lines “On the other hand, you have different figures.” and “I went to a place to eat; it said ‘breakfast any time.” So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.”

“To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the need for thought.”

From (Jules) Henri Poincare’s Science and Hypothesis. Poincare (1854-1912) was a French mathematician, theoretical physicist, and philosopher of science. His pioneering studies laid the groundwork for chaos theory.

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