. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre. He set a standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality. He was one of the first science fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post
in the late 1940s.
How can I possibly put a new idea into your heads, if I do not first remove your delusions?
One can judge from experiment, or one can blindly accept authority. To the scientific mind, experimental proof is all important and theory is merely a convenience in description, to be junked when it no longer fits. To the academic mind, authority is everything and facts are junked when they do not fit theory laid down by authority.
You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.
An armed society is a polite society.
The whole principle is wrong. It's like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can't have steak.
Every law that was ever written opened up a new way to graft.
Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.
Man is not a rational animal, he is a rationalizing animal.
Take sex away from people. Make it forbidden, evil. Limit it to ritualistic breeding. Force it to back up into suppressed sadism. Then hand the people a scapegoat to hate. Let them kill a scapegoat occasionally for cathartic release. The mechanism is ages old. Tyrants used it centuries before the word "psychology" was ever invented. It works, too.