I am honorary President of the American Humanist Society, having succeeded the late, great science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in that utterly functionless capacity. We Humanists behave as well as we can, without any rewards or punishments in an Afterlife.
I’m screamingly funny, you know, I really am in the books. And that helps because I’m funnier than a lot of people, I think, and that’s appreciated by young people.
It was very lucky for me as a writer that I studied the physical sciences rather than English. I wrote for my own amusement. There was no kindly English professor to tell me for my own good how awful my writing really was. And there was no professor with the power to order me what […]
New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
I had no talent for science. What was infinitely worse: all my fraternity brothers were engineers. – Kurt Vonnegut
Nothing is generous. New knowledge is a valuable commodity. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we are. – Kurt Vonnegut
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. – Kurt Vonnegut
I think about my education sometimes. I went to the University of Chicago for awhile after the Second World War. I was a student in the Department of Anthropology. At that time they were teaching that there was absolutely no difference between anybody.They may be teaching that still.Another thing they taught was that no one […]
Mankind flung its advance agents ever outward, ever outward. Eventually it flung them out into space, into the colorless, tasteless, weightless sea of outwardness without end. It flung them like stones. – Kurt Vonnegut
Science is magic that works. – Kurt Vonnegut