"Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Karl Popper on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Karl Popper on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Karl Popper on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Karl Popper on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Karl Popper on John F. Kennedy
"No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude."
"We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure."
"Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite."
"Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification."
"Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths."