Rationality Quotes November 2013

A newspaper is better than a magazine. A seashore is a better place than the street. At first it is better to run than to walk. You may have to try several times. It takes some skill, but it is easy to learn. Even young children can enjoy it. Once successful, complications are minimal. Birds seldom get too close. Rain, however, soaks in very fast. Too many people doing the same thing can also cause problems. One needs lots of room. If there are no complications, it can be very peaceful. A rock will serve as an anchor. If things break loose from it, howeve

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I tried to come up with a different 'magic word' and thought about bombs. The DIY kind (like sulfuric acid + KMnO4 + ...), with newspaper being better because it is easier to tear... Anybody has other ideas?

ETA: another possibility is a herbarium press, though the running part becomes confusing. Still, it might be better to run if you follow an expert on a survey, and to walk afterwards, trying to recall what you learned on the trip.

What makes it hard to think of alternatives is an automatic arrangement expectation of parsimony and classical unities of time and space. Bias?

2NancyLebovitz6yIt looked like nonsense to me. I stopped reading after a few sentences. I'm not saying I'm immune to epiphany addiction, but I want the good stuff.

Rationality Quotes November 2013

by MalcolmOcean 1 min read2nd Nov 2013390 comments


Another month has passed and here is a new rationality quotes thread. The usual rules are:

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