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
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
―Martin Luther King, Jr.
Variant: "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people". Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963)
“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.”
―W. C. Fields
Drat! Being the encapsulated view of life (1968 edition)
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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.