Quote of the day

It is by no longer having to think about things that civilisation progresses.

—Joseph E. Stoy, Denotational Semantics
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2 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. Greg Ross says:

    Also: “Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.” — Alfred North Whitehead

  2. brian says:

    Lest someone think that Stoy was a plagiarist, I should point out that the sentence I quote from Stoy’s book is followed immediately by a reference to Whitehead’s Introduction to Mathematics.