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Although he never attempted to force anyone to accept his beliefs, Mr. Sikorsky wrote two books, “The Message of the Lord’s Prayer,” and “The Invisible Encounter,” as well as numerous pamphlets, to express them.

In the first book, Mr. Sikorsky expressed his belief in a final destiny for man and a higher order of existence, while in the second, he pleaded that modern civilization has a greater need for spiritual rather than material power.

It was Mr. Sikorsky’s abiding faith in God and his strong belief in the importance of the individual that helped him overcome the frustrations and failures that marked his career.

“The idea of a vehicle that could lift itself vertically from the ground and hover motionless in the air was probably born at the same time that man first dreamed of flying.”

 
“The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.”

 
“The helicopter approaches closer than any other [vehicle] to fulfillment of mankind’s ancient dreams of the flying horse and the magic carpet.”

 
“Supersonic airplanes have carried men at more than 2,000 miles per hour and there are reasons to believe that this speed will be doubled by 1960 or so.”

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One of the pioneers of Science Fiction, Isaac Asimov invented or popularized many of the genre’s tropes – Robot Buddies, Galactic Empires, world-spanning cities – but is best known for the Laws of Robotics and the Foundation Trilogy, both early works. He is considered one of the “Big Three” of Science Fiction along with Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein, and is the owner of one seriously awesome pair of sideburns.

Dr. Asimov was a professor of biochemistry, and one of the most prolific writers of science fiction and fact in history, with novels, short stories, scholarly articles, books about writing itself, a book of facts and at least two joke books to his credit.

“Science does not purvey absolute truth, science is a mechanism. It’s a way of trying to improve your knowledge of nature, it’s a system for testing your thoughts against the universe and seeing whether they match.”  (1988 interview)

Isaac Asimov (Birth January 2, 1920 – death April 6, 1992): Russian, born American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in all ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (although his only work in the 100s — which covers philosophy and psychology — was a foreword for The Humanist Way).President of the American Humanist Association and one Isaac Asimov literary award are named in his honor.

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“Once we have computer outlets in every home, each of them hooked up to enormous libraries where anyone can ask any question and be given answers, be given reference materials, be something you’re interested in knowing, from an early age, however silly it might seem to someone else… that’s what YOU are interested in, and you can ask, and you can find out, and you can do it in your own home, at your own speed, in your own direction, in your own time… Then, everyone would enjoy learning. Nowadays, what people call learning is forced on you, and everyone is forced to learn the same thing on the same day at the same speed in class, and everyone is different.”

Isaac Asimov (1988 interview)

Isaac Asimov (Birth January 2, 1920 – death April 6, 1992): Russian, born American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in all ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (although his only work in the 100s — which covers philosophy and psychology — was a foreword for The Humanist Way). President of the American Humanist Association and one Isaac Asimov literary award are named in his honor.

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What the railroads did for the second half of the 19th century and the automobile for the first half of the 20th century may be done for the second half of the 20th century by the knowledge industry: And that is, to serve as the focal point for .. growth.”

Clark Kerr (his quote from the 1960’s)
He was an American professor of economics and academic administrator. He was the first chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley and twelfth president of the University of California. Founding director of the Institute of Industrial Relations.

Clark Kerr Medal or the Clark Kerr Award for Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education

is an award given to a person who has made an exemplary contribution to the advancement of higher education. The award is given by the Academic Senate of the University of California, Berkeley.

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Education in Russia

“One’s wise, the others a fool.
One goes for books, the other goes into a saloon”.

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Parafrase

Study from new books but from old teachers”.

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“Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn, to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.”

Albert Einstein (German born American theoretical Physicist ,  developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921)

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