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Lesser known[edit]

One of his lesser known works [1] Don't forget his limericks either...

"There's a lassie who's named Janet Kagan
Whose morals are those of a pagan
She charges no fee
But gives it for free
To anyone but Ronald Reagan."

Or a collection of his poems [2]

And then, some quotes...

Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.
(On writing) Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once.

Of note, I recall hearing one of the limericks mentioned in the book, read by Arthur C. Clarke on NPR when Asimov died.

--Shagie 02:44, 29 August 2007 (CDT)

Well, go ahead and add 'em, if you can figure out how! Please, make our file, as literate, at least as possible? humanbe in 02:55, 29 August 2007 (CDT)
At this hour of the evening with a half empty glass of vodka (it is half empty because it used to be all full previously, the glass half empty or half full has to do with the derivative of the volume of the liquid over time) and I am not certain that my writing skills are significantly greater than Ken's at this time. Or that I'm more coherent. Whatever the case, at least I don't make 1000 little edits on a page, changing one word at a time. Still, not a good idea at this time. --Shagie 03:06, 29 August 2007 (CDT)

Zeroth law?[edit]

Poppycock! The three laws don't imply a darned thing about some nebulous concept termed "humanity". What the hell does that term mean? Phiwum (talk) 16:30, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

wp:Three Laws of Robotics#Zeroth Law added. Asimov explored exactly the same issues you raise. :)--ZooGuard (talk) 16:45, 20 July 2011 (UTC)