October 9th, 2011
|08:17 pm - Lawful and Chaotic women of science|
I just found this on my laptop, forgot I had made it: the date is December 2010, so I guess I did it then. My memory. It's one of those tables of lawful good/chaotic evil etc. I used actual quotes from those women scientists. I think it fits in quite well with the Ada Lovelace day discussion.
Of course, none of this should imply I think that (for example) Grace Hopper was evil. It's just a meme. I like the quotes though: 'nothing in life is to be feared'. Go Marie C!
"l'utilisation régulière du préservatif permet de réduire d'au moins 90 % le risque de transmission du HIV"
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood."
"The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality."
"My comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand."
"However important man becomes, he is nothing compared to the stars."
"When I say that consciousness is an illusion I do not mean that consciousness does not exist."
"Do we want a world with people having meaningless thrills with no narrative?"
"Gaia is a tough bitch"
"It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission."
Is it intentional that you put the designer of COBOL as Chaotic Evil? Because that's pretty funny.
Good. Really I just based their placement in the table on the quote I wanted to use. Though I have just looked at her wikipedia page and there is a quote from a book about Steve Jobs ' she appeared to be "all Navy" but when you reach inside, you find a "Pirate" dying to be released'