Robots already perform many functions, from making cars to defusing bombs – or, more menacingly, firing missiles. Children and adults play with toy robots, while vacuum-cleaning robots are sucking up dirt in a growing number of homes and – as evidenced by YouTube videos – entertaining cats.
Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values.
Smallpox was the worst disease in history. It killed more people than all the wars in history.
Silence is more musical than any song.
There is also an epidemic of infertility in this country. There are more women who have put off child-bearing in favor of their professional lives. For them, the only way they are going to have a family is to adopt from China.
There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him.
They tend to be pretty abstract ones then, like doing what will have the best consequences; obviously you wouldn’t specify what consequences are best, they may be different in some circumstances, so at a lower, more specific level, you may well get differences.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
Poor people, people of color – especially are much more likely to be found in prison than in institutions of higher education.