Isaac Asimov

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In existographies, Isaac Asimov (35 BE-23 AE) (1920-1992 ACM) (IQ:170|#417) (RGM:155|1,350+) (FA:109) (CR:63) (LH:5) (TL:68|#147) was a Russian-born American biochemist turned science fiction writer, noted for []

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The following are quotes by Asimov:

“Those people who think they know every thing, are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”
— Isaac Asimov (1950), I, Robot (character: Remington)[1]
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. The average American can sign his name more or less legibly, and can make out the sports headlines-- but how many nonelitist Americans can, without undue difficulty, read as many as a thousand consecutive words of small print, some of which may be trisyllabic?”
— Isaac Asimov (1980), “A Cult of Ignorance”, Jan 21 [2]
“Mensa was an organization founded in Great Britain, and it consists of people who are determined, by test, to have ‘intelligence quotients’ (IQs) that place them (supposedly) among the top 2 percent of humanity in intelligence.”
— Isaac Asimov (c.1980), Publication; cited in I, Asimov (pg. 384) [3]

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References

  1. (a) Tibballs, Geoff. (2004). The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (Amz) (pg. 299). Running Press.
    (b) Reichert, Mickey. (2011). Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot: to Protect (pg. #). Penguin.
  2. (a) Asimov, Isaac. (1980). “A Cult of Ignorance” (pdf), Newsweek, Jan 21.
    (b) Clark, Justin. (2020). “The Anti-Elitist Intellectualism of Isaac Asimov” (Ѻ), Blog, Apr 29.
  3. Asimov, Isaac. (1994). I, Asimov: a Memoir (Amz) (§121, pgs. 384-85). Publisher.

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