I tended to faint when I saw accident victims in the emergency ward, during surgery, or while drawing blood.
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas.
Readers probably haven't heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down.
I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.
Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
They are focused on whether they can do something. They never think whether they should do something.
In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought.
The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief.
It's not easy to cut through a human head with a hacksaw.
Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had.