Nonrandom things, more or less


Left to right: Gloria Steinem, Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY), Representative Shirley Chisholm (D-NY), and Betty Friedan, 12 Jul 1971). Source: https://msmagazine.com/2020/07/12/feminist-history-july-12/ (Accessed: 15 Oct 2020)


The eight defendants who were tried for conspiracy to incite a riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention: Top: Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis. Bottom: Bobby Seale, Lee Weiner, John Froines, and David Dellinger. Source: https://timeline.com/when-the-resistance-confronted-democrats-in-1968-the-crackdown-was-vicious-712ebb06ccfc (Accessed: 26 Oct 2020)


In my life I have learned three things: First, people do not like to stick to facts, they like to stick to whatever it is they believe. Second, people judge and choose even if they know nothing or only parts of the story. And last, people have two standards, one which they apply to themselves, family, and friends, and another that they apply to everybody else.
-- On metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics (2015)

I, too, wish people could swim, Mr. Bowie.



Proposition 5.6: The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. Source: Ludwig Wittgenstein (1921).


This probably is the most important figure you will ever see in your life. Source: Carl Walters (1986): p. 268.


Source: Daniel Kahneman (2011): p. 317.


"As has been the case throughout economic history, such augmentation of existing jobs through technology is expected to create wholly new tasks -- from app development to piloting drones to remotely monitoring patient health to certified care workers -- opening up opportunities for an entirely new range of livelihoods for workers."
Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum (2018). Source: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Future_of_Jobs_2018.pdf (Accessed: 2018).


The scientific method; it comes so natural, yet ...


Honoré-Victorin Daumier (1869), Les escargots non sympathiques.

No, we did not look it. But we were rebels.



Between a rock and a hard place since 1965.






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