Monday, August 25, 2014

Psychologist David M. Clark on the best way to think about theories

"We think of theories as rather like bedtime stories: they may be true or they may not be. Mostly they are not, it turns out. So the first thing you have to do with a theory is test it; see if you can get any good evidence for it."

David. M Clark
Gresham College Lecture 2006
(retrieved 25/08/2014)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

George Eliot on the other side of empathy

If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence

George Eliot, Middlemarch