Category Archives: Quotes

Notes for the Book: Deutsch on Reality

I’m still, intermittently, reading my way through David Deutsch’s The Fabric of Reality, and today came across these passages, that echo and underscore my thoughts in Notes for the Book: Hierarchy of Knowledge and Human Affairs. I said in that … Continue reading

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Quote: David McRaney

From his 2011 book YOU ARE NOT SO SMART, which I blogged here about in 2013. One particular idea came to mind again recently (which I managed to track down to this book, though it’s likely discussed in others), considering … Continue reading

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Quotes: Opening Lines: Carl Sagan, Gene Wolfe

Carl Sagan, COSMOS (1980) The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tinging in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint … Continue reading

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Quotes: Edward Abbey, David Deutsch

Some things are relative, and some things are not. Edward Abbey, DESERT SOLITAIRE (1968) This is the most beautiful place on earth. There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the … Continue reading

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