March 01, 2006

Heinlein Quote of the Month (March 2006)

The Richard Cohen kerfuffle last month brought this one to mind:

Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and not make messes in the house.

- Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love

Posted by JohnL at March 1, 2006 08:34 PM | TrackBack

I never really got into Heinline except for Starship Troopers and one fantasy book he wrote, I was always partial to the hard Science stuff like Campbell, Bova, and Niven. I liked Phol, and thought that Spinrad was crazy, but funny. My all time favorite though was A.E. Van Vogt. He was the master of the simple idea. He would take one "what if" and spin a whole novel around it.
Funny thing, I stopped reading Sci Fi shortly after college and now read only exclusivly non-fiction, or Fantasy. I don't know if its is because I now have a different view of the future, or I just want something simpler.

Posted by: Kyle N at March 1, 2006 09:47 PM

Okay what form of 'mathmatics' are we talkin' here? Add, subtract, multiply and divide? I'm good to go. Higher crap like Algebra and Calculus and Trig? No thanks...Come to think of it, my house is messy. ;)

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