“The universe is wider than our views of it.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854), ch. 18. “There are more things in heaven and on earth, dear Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” – Shakespeare, Hamlet (c. 1600), Hamlet speaking to Horatio, 1.5.166-7. “The Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.” – J. B. S. Haldane, Possible Worlds and Other Papers (1927), p. 286. “What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” – Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science (1956) “Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.” – Max Planck, Where is Science Going? (1932) “Whatever the nature of the “real” world, we cannot assume that the words in our language refer to it or describe it.“ – Vivien Burr, An Introduction to Social Constructionism (1995). “Funes, we must not forget, was virtually incapable of general, platonic ideas. Not only was it difficult for him to see that the generic symbol “dog” took in all the dissimilar individuals of all shapes and sizes, it irritated him that the “dog” of three-fourteen in the afternoon, seen in profile, should be indicated by the same noun as the dog of three-fifteen, seen frontally.“ – Jorge Luis Borges, “Funes the Memorious” (1942) “Does the brain control you or are you controlling the brain?  I don’t know if I’m in charge of mine.” – Karl Pilkington. “If the protests of children were heard in kindergarten, if their questions were attended to, it would be enough to explode the entire educational system.” – Gilles Deleuze, in conversation with Michel Foucault, 1972. “Oh, fuck you, eat your French fries, you little shit, goddammit!” – Louis CK.

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