„We try to fix the outside so much, but our control of the outer world is limited, temporary, and often, illusory.“

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Biólogo molecular y monje budista 1946

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„So limited is our knowledge that we resort, not to science, but to shamans. We place control of the world's largest economy in the hands of a few elderly men, the central bankers.“

—  Benoît Mandelbrot Polish-born, French and American mathematician 1924 - 2010
The (Mis)Behavior of Markets (2004, 2008), Context: It is beyond belief that we know so little about how people get rich or poor, about how it is they come to dwell in comfort and health or die in penury and disease. Financial markets are the machines in which much of human welfare is decided; yet we know more about how our car engines work than about how our global financial system functions. We lurch from crisis to crisis. In a networked world, mayhem in one market spreads instantaneously to all others—and we have only the vaguest of notions how this happens, or how to regulate it. So limited is our knowledge that we resort, not to science, but to shamans. We place control of the world's largest economy in the hands of a few elderly men, the central bankers. Ch. 13, p. 254–255

R. A. Lafferty Foto

„This is the reason that the inside of every world is so much vaster than the outside.“

—  R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Space Chantey (1968), Context: Do you not know that the underground lands are shared by many worlds? It is all one underground, a vast place, and it is but a trick on which globe one will surface on coming out. This is the reason that the inside of every world is so much vaster than the outside. You are fooled by the shape of these little balls on which things live and crawl; you see the universe inside out; you see the orbs as containing and not contained. I will teach you to see it right if you please me. Aeaea, Ch. 6

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Alfred Binet Foto

„p> When we attempt to understand the inmost nature of the outer world, we stand before it as before absolute darkness. There probably exists in nature, outside of ourselves, neither colour, odour, force, resistance, space, nor anything that we know as sensation. Light is produced by the excitement of the optic nerve, and it shines only in our brain; as to the excitement itself, there is nothing to prove that it is luminous; outside of us is profound darkness, or even worse, since darkness is the correlation of light. In the same way, all the sonorous excitements which assail us, the creakings of machines, the sounds of nature, the words and cries of our fellows are produced by excitements of our acoustic nerve; it is in our brain that noise is produced, outside there reigns a dead silence. The same may be said of all our other senses. …In short, our nervous system, which enables us to communicate with objects, prevents us, on the other hand, from knowing their nature. It is an organ of relation with the outer world; it is also, for us, a cause of isolation. We never go outside ourselves. We are walled in. And all we can say of matter and of the outer world is, that it is revealed to us solely by the sensations it affords us, that it is the unknown cause of our sensations, the inaccessible excitant of our organs of the senses, and that the ideas we are able to form as to the nature and the properties of that excitant, are necessarily derived from our sensations, and are subjective to the same degree as those sensations themselves.</p“

—  Alfred Binet French psychologist and inventor of the first usable intelligence test 1857 - 1911
The Mind and the Brain, 1907, p. 25

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„There is nothing in this world so permanent as a temporary emergency.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, libro The Man Who Sold the Moon
Short fiction, The Past Through Tomorrow (1967), The Man Who Sold the Moon (p. 100)

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„We do not discover mathematical truths; we remember them from our passages through this world outside our own.“

—  Ivar Ekeland French mathematician 1944
The Best of All Possible Worlds (2006), Chapter 1, Keeping The Beat, p. 6.

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