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Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves. Herbert Simon#Apparent 15
Herbert Simon#Apparent 15
The social sciences, I thought, needed the same kind of rigor and the same mathematical underpinnings that had made the "hard" sciences so brilliantly successful. Herbert Simon#Brilliantly 25
Herbert Simon#Brilliantly 25
Learning is any change in a system that produces a more or less permanent change in its capacity for adapting to its environment. Herbert Simon#Adapting 34
Herbert Simon#Adapting 34
The engineer, and more generally the designer, is concerned with how things ought to be - how they ought to be in order to attain goals, and to function. Herbert Simon#Attain 34
Herbert Simon#Attain 34
The world is vast, beautiful, and fascinating, even awe-inspiring - but impersonal. It demands nothing of me, and allows me to demand nothing of it. Herbert Simon#Allows 68
Herbert Simon#Allows 68
All correct reasoning is a grand system of tautologies, but only God can make direct use of that fact. Herbert Simon#Correct 59
Herbert Simon#Correct 59
Maybe we ought to have a world in which things are divided between people kind of fairly. Herbert Simon#Between 58
Herbert Simon#Between 58
In the computer field, the moment of truth is a running program; all else is prophecy. Herbert Simon#Computer 65
Herbert Simon#Computer 65
No one has characterized market mechanisms better than Friedrich von Hayek. Herbert Simon#Characterized 47
Herbert Simon#Characterized 47
Anything that gives us new knowledge gives us an opportunity to be more rational. Herbert Simon#Anything 43
Herbert Simon#Anything 43
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