Talk:John W. Campbell

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  • Never accept the initial premise of the opposition.
  • Pioneering basically consists of finding new and more horrible ways to die.
  • Show me a creature that thinks as well as a man, or better than a man... but not like a man.
    • Also phrased as "Give me" or "Write me" and "an alien" or "something".
  • We presuppose two things: that there is yet to be learned infinitely more than is now known, and that man can learn it.
  • When I write, I write only my own stories. As editor, I write the stories that a hundred people write.
  • You can't do just one thing.
    • Sometimes described as "Campbell's Law of Everything" or "Campbell's Law of Interrelatedness"