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Gregory Benford

Data de nascimento: 30. Janeiro 1941

Gregory Benford é um escritor estadunidense de ficção científica, astrofísico e contribuidor da revista Reason. Como um autor de ficção científica, Benford é mais conhecido pelos romances da saga galáctica Center , que iniciou com o romance In the Ocean of Night . Esta série postula uma galáxia onde a vida orgânica e a vida mecânica estão em uma permanente guerra.

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„Passion was inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.“

—  Gregory Benford, livro Timescape
Timescape (1980), Context: It was an example of what he thought of as the Law of Controversy: Passion was inversely proportional to the amount of real information available. Chapter 14 (p. 182, known as Benford's law of controversy)

„Organic forms are in the universe of things and also reside in the universe of essences. There we cannot go.“

—  Gregory Benford, livro In the Ocean of Night
In the Ocean of Night (1977), Context: Organic forms are in the universe of things and also reside in the universe of essences. There we cannot go. … You are a spontaneous product of the universe of things. We are not. This seems to give you … windows. It was difficult for me to monitor your domestic transmissions, they fill up with branches, spontaneous paths, nuances… The Snark, p. 195

„Deep ignorance, but still a kind that knew its limits. The limits were crucial.“

—  Gregory Benford, livro Timescape
Timescape (1980), Context: You had to form for yourself a lucid language for the world, to overcome the battering of experience, to replace everyday life’s pain and harshness and wretched dreariness with — no not with certainty but with an ignorance you could live with. Deep ignorance, but still a kind that knew its limits. The limits were crucial. Chapter 31 (p. 360)

„Any technology that does not appear magical is insufficiently advanced.“

—  Gregory Benford, livro Foundation's Fear
Foundation's Fear (1997), This is derived from the third of Arthur C. Clarke's three laws : "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." There are other variants which had inverted this including one known as Gehm's corollary http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/susan/cyc/l/law.htm, published several years earlier : "Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced." The earliest variant seems to be "Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology." It has been called "Niven's Law" and attributed to Larry Niven by some, and to Terry Pratchett by others, but without any citation of an original source in either case — the earliest occurrence yet located is an anonymous one in Keystone Folklore (1984) by the Pennsylvania Folklore Society.

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„To shine is better than to reflect.“

—  Gregory Benford, livro Timescape
Timescape (1980), Chapter 16 (p. 220)

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