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January 13th, 2022 · No Comments

“Some people derive joy and understanding from the dogmas of different religions, and that’s one way to organize your life. I don’t find that possible because I don’t think any of the received religions do justice to what I’ve discovered about the physical world. It’s not so much that they’re wrong, although many details are […]

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January 12th, 2022 · No Comments

“We could only say things about the world as a whole if we could get outside the world, if, that is to say, it ceased to be for us the whole world. Our world may be bounded for some superior being who can survey it from above, but for us, however finite it may be, […]

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Tags: Ludwig Wittgenstein · Open Science Collaboration

December 19th, 2021 · No Comments

“According to Aristotle, the Pythagoreans held that the elements of number were the elements of things, and, therefore, that things were numbers. To us, accustomed as we are from childhood to the multiplication table, such an assertion seems simply meaningless. We are so familiar with the idea of counting without counting anything, that it is […]

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Tags: Open Science Collaboration · The Ancients

November 29th, 2021 · No Comments

“The discovery that individual events are irreducibly random is probably one of the most significant findings of the twentieth century. Before this, one could find comfort in the assumption that random events only seem random because of our ignorance. For example, although the brownian motion of a particle appears random, it can still be causally […]

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Tags: Open Science Collaboration · Werner Heisenberg

August 8th, 2021 · No Comments

“Human freedom stands out as an apparent fact of our consciousness, while it is also, I conceive, a highly probable deduction of analogy from the nature of that portion of the mind whose scientific constitution we are able to investigate. But whether accepted as a fact reposing on consciousness, or as a conclusion sanctioned by […]

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August 7th, 2021 · No Comments

“It is the business of science not to create laws, but to discover them. We do not originate the constitution of our own minds, greatly as it may be in our power to modify their character. And as the laws of the human intellect do not depend upon our will, so the forms of the […]

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March 19th, 2021 · No Comments

“He took home many women, and one day he found that he had en noua. He knew that was a bad disease, because it stays in the blood and eats the nose from inside. ‘A man loses his nose only long after he has already lost his head.’ He asked a doctor for medicine. The […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Paul Bowles

February 21st, 2021 · No Comments

“Now and then we were bitten and stung by the venomous fire ants, and ticks crawled upon us. Once we were assailed by more serious foes, in the shape of a nest of marabunta wasps, not the biggest kind, but about the size of our hornets. We were at the time passing through dense jungle, […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Theodore Rooosevelt

January 6th, 2021 · No Comments

“Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.” – David Foster Wallace, “Forever Overhead” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: David Foster Wallace · Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration

October 23rd, 2020 · No Comments

“The thing, the fact, is; and it is merely because it is. It is—that is the essential point for sense-knowledge, and that bare fact of being, that simple immediacy, constitutes its truth.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit (trans. J. B. Baillie) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel · Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration

August 31st, 2020 · No Comments

“ ‘Natural’ death, almost by definition, means something slow, smelly and painful.” – George Orwell, “How the Poor Die” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: George Orwell · Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration

July 1st, 2020 · No Comments

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce, Ulysses Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 27th, 2020 · No Comments

“The political, ethical, social, philosophical problem of our days is not to try to liberate the individual from the state, and from the state’s institutions, but to liberate us both from the state and from the type of individualization which is linked to the state. We have to promote new forms of subjectivity through the […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Michel Foucault · Open Science Collaboration · Politics & Law

May 23rd, 2020 · No Comments

“The advance of bio-power is contemporary with the appearance and proliferation of the very categories of anomalies—the delinquent, the pervert, and so on—that technologies of power and knowledge were supposedly designed to eliminate. The spread of normalization operates through the creation of abnormalities which it then must treat and reform. By identifying the anomalies scientifically, […]

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Tags: Economics · Michel Foucault · Open Science Collaboration · Politics & Law

May 17th, 2020 · No Comments

“In disciplinary technology, the internal organization of space depends on the principle of elementary partitioning into regular units. This space is based on a principle of presences and absences. In such a simple coding, each slot in the grid is assigned a value. These slots facilitate the application of discipline to the body. . . […]

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Tags: Economics · Jean Piaget · Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

December 27th, 2019 · No Comments

“Scientific knowledge as nonbelief is truly the last refuge of belief.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, et al.) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration

December 11th, 2019 · No Comments

“People are somewhat gorgeous collections of chemical fires, aren’t they? Cells and organs burn and smolder, each one, and hot electricity flows and creates storms of further currents, magnetisms and species of gravity—we are towers of kinds of fires, down to the tiniest constituents of ourselves, whatever those are, those things burn like stars in […]

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Tags: Harold Brodkey · Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration

October 27th, 2019 · No Comments

“We need narrative not because it is a valid epistemological description of the world but because of its cognitive role. It’s how we make sense of things. An inability to render life experiences into a coherent narrative is characteristic of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Text that fails to deliver narrative coherence, for example in […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration

October 21st, 2019 · No Comments

“We have more moral, political, and historical wisdom than we know how to reduce into practice; we have more scientific and economical knowledge than can be accommodated to the just distribution of the produce which it multiplies. The poetry in these systems of thought is concealed by the accumulation of facts and calculating processes. There […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Percy Bysshe Shelley · Politics & Law

September 15th, 2019 · No Comments

“Nature builds permeable membranes, but only man is vain enough to build a wall.” – William Irwin Thompson, Evil and World Order Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Politics & Law · William Irwin Thompson

September 10th, 2019 · No Comments

“Ants steal other ants’ babies and make them into slaves. A fact.” – Noy Holland, “King for a Day” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Noy Holland · Open Science Collaboration

September 8th, 2019 · No Comments

“When we build a cyclotron to search for elementary particles, we do not observe elementary particles; we observe what happens when we try to search for elementary particles.” – William Irwin Thompson, Passages About Earth Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · William Irwin Thompson

September 7th, 2019 · No Comments

“Scientists now work as stonemasons did once on cathedrals. They put the stones next to one another with great attention to detail and the work of the fellow next to them, but they have no sense of the architectonics of the whole. And sometimes they do not even have a sense of the purpose of […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Werner Heisenberg · William Irwin Thompson

Me Tarzan, you Jane

July 21st, 2019 · No Comments

“Plop a baby human into a group of chimps and ask them to raise him, Tarzan style, and the human as an adult will know how to run around the forest, climb trees, find food, and masturbate. That’s who each of us actually is.” – Tim Urban, “Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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It’s that simple

July 14th, 2019 · No Comments

“If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.” – Professor Moran Cerf (quoted by Tim Urban in “Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future”) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Open Science Collaboration · Other Stuff

Pushme-Pullyu

June 20th, 2019 · No Comments

“Logic is the morality of thought just as morality is the logic of action.” – Jean Piaget, The Moral Judgment of the Child (trans. Marjorie Gabain) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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There’s two types of harness

June 19th, 2019 · No Comments

“Society is the sum of social relations, and among these relations we can distinguish two extreme types: relations of constraint, whose characteristic is to impose upon the individual from outside a system of rules with obligatory content, and relations of cooperation whose characteristic is to create within people’s minds the consciousness of ideal norms at […]

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Tags: Jean Piaget · Open Science Collaboration · Politics & Law

How to make a democrat

June 11th, 2019 · No Comments

“The essence of democracy resides in its attitude towards law as a product of the collective will, and not as something emanating from a transcendent will or from the authority established by divine right. It is therefore the essence of democracy to replace the unilateral respect of authority by the mutual respect of autonomous wills. […]

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Results may vary

June 10th, 2019 · No Comments

“Discipline, far from thwarting the growth and expansion of the individual, is the sole condition for the development of personality.” – Jean Piaget, The Moral Judgment of the Child (trans. Marjorie Gabain) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Daddy sky-god boss man

June 8th, 2019 · No Comments

“Social constraint—and by this we mean any social relation into which there enters an element of authority and which is not, like cooperation, the result of an interchange between equal individuals—has on the individual results that are analogous to those exercised by adult constraint on the mind of the child. The two phenomena, moreover, are […]

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