In this section you will find short but very meaningful pieces of information,
little informative pills and quotations with important messages.
"Lo bueno, si breve,
dos veces bueno"
["What is good, if
brief, is twice as good" i.e. Brevity is the soul of wit]
written this letter longer than ususal because
I haven't the time
to write it shorter...'
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
avec la logique que nous prouvons et avec l'intuition que nous trouvons."
les champs de l'observation, l´hazard ne favorise que les esprits préparés"
'It is by logic
that we prove, but by intuition that we discover'
'Probamos a través
de la lógica pero descubrimos con la intuición.'
Jules Henri Poincaré
[When it comes
to observation, chance only favors the prepared minds.]
(1822-1895) (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911, 11th Ed.,
D A T A , D A T A , D A T A
A regular incandescent bulb uses only 10% of the energy in making
light. The remaining 90% is lost as
A few statistics
Human population increases in 222,000 people each day
In our world a new car is made every second. Go to sleep and tomorrow count
30,000 more new cars.
A citizen of New York City uses 3 times more water and generates 8 times
more residues than a citizen of Bombai.
' I have been
asked if the tragedy of a scientist is his ability to produce great advances
in knowledge that human kind can use to destroy. My answer is that that is
not the tragedy of the scientist: is the tragedy oh human kind.'
Leo Szilard (1898-1964)
[cited by S.R. Weart and G.W. Szilard
in "Leo Szilard: his version of the Facts", MIT Press, Cambridge (Mass.)1978,
is becoming more and more a race between education and Catastrophe'
Wells (1866-1946)' [Cited by Federico Mayor, 8 Feb.