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Freeman Dyson
December 15, 1923 -
Nationality: American
Category: Physicist
Subcategory: American Physicist

It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear.


A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.


There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use.


Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.


It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.


The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple.


You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind?


The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.


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