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Melody Dye
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"Complete irony and the complete absence of irony ultimately meet in the same place."
“Leave nothing out” is one of the perverse rules of diary-keeping. Credit BARRY BLITT
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"It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard." -Rev. Martin Luther King, 1968
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M.I.A.: The less you say, and the less you stand for, the more you mean nothing, and the more successful, and the more powerful you are. That's how it works. ...To actually have access to a million people, you have to stand for nothing.
Radio Host: That's arguably the saddest thing I've ever heard.
M.I.A.: Hello, welcome to the music industry.
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+Laura M I don't think that Kanye is comparable. He is actually very explicit in denouncing large corporations, but in doing so, not only does he sound contradictory as he relies on the same corporations to fund him, but he also fails to articulate his points clearly due to him not being able to formulate them prior to actually relaying them. You can have subtle messages in your songs, but in Kanye's scenario, that is not the case.
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In 1877, Peirce observed that "the scientific method based on empirical evaluation is only one of the four ways in which people acquire knowledge. The other methods are the method of tenacity (people hold to assumptions and beliefs because they have been around for a long time), the method of authority (people form opinions by consulting experts), and the a priori method (people use information because it looks sound on the basis of their own reasoning, logic, and intuition)." -Brysbaert & New, 2009
The Fixation of Belief. Charles S. Peirce. Popular Science Monthly 12 (November 1877), 1-15. I. Few persons care to study logic, because everybody conceives himself to be proficient enough in the art of reasoning already. But I observe that this satisfaction is limited to one's own ratiocination ...
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"The human brain isn't particularly good at basic logic and now there's a whole career in doing nothing but really, really complex logic. Vast chains of abstract conditions and requirements have to be picked through to discover things like missing commas. Doing this all day leaves you in a state of mild aphasia as you look at people's faces while they're speaking and you don't know they've finished because there's no semicolon."
Every friend I have with a job that involves picking up something heavier than a laptop more than twice a week eventually finds a way to slip something like this into conversation: "Bro,1 you don't work hard. I just worked a 4700-hour week digging a tunnel under Mordor with a screwdriver." ...
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"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
-Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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what if the mouse stood on the tail of the elephant? Or some philosofer made you believe size is irelevant :P
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"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. "
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"When the wrong question is being asked, it usually turns out to be because the right question is too difficult. Scientists ask questions they can answer. That is, it is often the case that the operations of a science are not a consequence of the problematic of that science, but that the problematic is induced by the available means." -Richard Lewontin
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"Instantaneous interpretation hails from the Limbo that produced unsensed sensibilia, unconscious inference, incorrigible statements, negative facts and Objektive. These are ideas which philosophers force on the world to preserve some pet epistemological or metaphysical theory." -N.R. Hanson, "Patterns of Discovery"
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"The progress of science requires the growth of understanding in both directions, downward from the whole to the parts and upward from the parts to the whole. A reductionist philosophy, arbitrarily proclaiming that the growth of understanding must go only in one direction, makes no scientific sense. Indeed, dogmatic philosophical beliefs of any kind have no place in science." -Freeman Dyson, The Scientist as Rebel
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"I think human consciousness, is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware, nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself, we are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self; an accretion of sensory, experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody is nobody." -Rust Cohle, True Detective
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  • Indiana University Bloomington
    PhD Cognitive Science, 2011 - present
  • Stanford University
    Philosophy, 2003 - 2007
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