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Robert J. Sawyer
By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

The right things to do are those that keep our violence in abeyance; the wrong things are those that bring it to the fore.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

Secrecy was the problem; transparency the obvious cure.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

I am part of a minority that is deeply misunderstood. People have very confused ideas about us. Many are frightened of us. I've even heard it said that many people wouldn't want their daughters or sons to marry one of us, and I know of people who have been denied jobs or promotions because they share this trait with me. But being what I am does not make me bad; being what I am does not make me dangerous; being what I am does not mean I don't love, or hurt, or have a sense of humor. My name is Malclom Decter, and I'm here today to tell the whole world what I am. ... I am an atheist.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

There is no indisputable proof for the big bang," said Hollus. "And there is none for evolution. And yet you accept those. Why hold the question of whether there is a creator to a higher standard?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

Sentir la necesidad de convencer a los demás de que uno tiene razón es algo que procede de la religión. Yo simplemente me contento con saber que tengo razón, aunque los demás no lo sepan.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

Since ancient times, the philosophers' secret has always been this: we know that God does not exist, or, at least, if he does, he's utterly indifferent to our individual affairs--but we can't let the rabble know that; it's the fear of God, the threat of divine punishment and the promise of divine reward, that keeps in line those too unsophisticated to work out questions of morality on their own.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

I get tired of hearing some science-fiction fans saying that characterization isn't important in SF. In point of fact, I think it's probably more important in SF than in mainstream fiction. After all, if the author can't characterize humans well, he or she probably can't characterize aliens well either.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

How do you define God? Like this. A God I could understand, at least potentially, was infinitely more interesting and relevant than one that defied comprehension.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

Gone. and it was completely. Everyone I'd every known, every place I'd ever been. My Mother. My father. Rebecca. Out of site. Out of mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

General principles should not be based on exceptional cases.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

With billions of years, who knows what science might make possible? Why, it might even make it possible for an intelligence, or data patterns representing it, to survive a big crunch and exist again in the next cycle of creation. Such an entity might even have science sufficient to allow it to influence the parameters for the next cycle, creating a designer universe into which that entity itself will be reborn already armed with billions of years worth of knowledge and wisdom.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

It is either coincidence piled on top of coincidence," said Hollus, "or it is deliberate design.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

Honor does not have to be defended.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

Do you think it's possible that things that seem to be discrete in three dimensions might all be part of the same bigger object in four dimensions? ...What if humanity- that collective noun we so often employ- really is, at a higher level, a singular noun? What it what we perceive in three dimensions as seven billion individual human beings are really all just aspects of one giant being?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

A science fiction writer should try to combine the intimately human with the grandly cosmic.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

Not wanting to die was another universal constant, it seemed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

The true God is not a form idealized; he/she/it is real and therefore, by definition, imperfect; only an abstraction can be free of flaws. And since God is imperfect, there will be suffering.... There is no perfect God. And your suffering requires no more explanation than that unavoidable imperfection.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

You can't choose the ways in which you'll be tested.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

If theft is advantageous to everyone who succeeds at it, and adultery is a good strategy, at least for males, for increasing presence in the gene pool, why do we feel they are wrong? Shouldn't the only morality that evolution produces be the kind Bill Clinton had - being sorry you got caught?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

Paul Levinson has outdone himself: The Plot to Save Socrates is a philosophically rich gem full of big ideas and wonderful time-travel tricks.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

Virtual reality is just air guitar writ large.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert J. Sawyer

That natural selection can produce changes within a type is disputed by no one, not even the staunchest creationist. But that it can transform one species into another — that, in fact, has never been observed.