A Giant is Gone 18 Mar 2008Posted by Jessa in Science.
Tags: arthur c clarke
Arthur C. Clarke has died. I’ll admit that I never really enjoyed his books, but I do appreciate the impact that he has had on the field of science.
I particularly like Clarke’s three laws:
- When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
- The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
These are good rules for scientists (and non-scientists) to remember.