I. J. Good Quotes (1 quote)
“There may be occasions when it is best to behave irrationally, but whether there are should be decided rationally.”
―I. J. Good
Good Thinking: The Foundations of Probability and Its Applications (University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1983), first paragraph
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).”
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964 edition), Penguin - ISBN: 9781101137222
As quoted by Dick Cavett, in The Swimmers, The New York Times (3 June 2007)
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I. J. Good
Born: December 9, 1916
Died: April 5, 2009 (aged 92)
Bio: Irving John Good was a British mathematician who worked as a cryptologist at Bletchley Park with Alan Turing. After World War II, Good continued to work with Turing on the design of computers and Bayesian statistics at the University of Manchester. Good moved to the United States where he was professor at Virginia Tech.