Sorry for the late post. I'm feeling kinda lazy, so I'm just going to dump some quotes on you.
From Douglas Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach:
- intelligence loves patterns and balks at randomness
- Hardy on Ramanujan: With his memory, his patience, and his power of calculation, he combined a power of generalization, a feeling for form, and a capacity for rapid modification of his hypotheses, that were often really startling, and made him, in his own field, without a rival in his day.
- This is, it seems to me, a general principle: you get bored with something not when you have exhausted its repertoire of behavior, but when you have mapped out the limits of the space that contains its behavior.
From the TED Talk of Peter Diamandis, of the X-Prize Foundation:
- The day before something is truly a breakthrough, it's a crazy idea.
- [The X-Prizes need to be at] intersection of audacity and achievability.
From the TED Talk of Daniel Suarez, author of Daemon:
- All juvenile mammals indulge in play; its our way of probing new realities and of learning our place in them.
In other news, in econ so far I've gotten a 74% on the first midterm and 54% on the second midterm. This totals 74 * .15 + 54 * .3 = 27% out of 45% possible.
I should have gone with my instinct and stayed out of econ. I'm not sure what it is, but econ and me just don't match up very well.
A.k.a. I suck at econ.