"If you could travel back in a time machine, one thing would be true no matter where you went: you'd have to watch what you said."
"Argue with idiots, and you become an idiot."
"A lot of the questions people get hot about are actually quite complicated. There is no prize for getting the answer quickly."
Follow-up article on slashdot:
I don't know what this counts as, but here's my shot, it's something I've been considering for a while.
Nothing we do actually matters. At firs this may not sound shocking, especially to those of you who are, like me, unreligious. Think about it though - I could destroy the planet, erase every life here and every achievement that humanity has ever made, yet it would not cause anything that mattered to happen. Maybe other planets would be affected, maybe the solar system would fall apart, so, who cares? I may get many replies saying 'All life matters' or 'It matters if the solar system is destroyed' but I challenge any of you to back that up factually.
On children and swearing
Terrorism is less of a threat than bad drivers [RayBender]