Quote of the Day
If you enjoy programming, philosophy, math, or any number of geeky topics, you're in the right place. Every day, I'll post a random quote from my extensive collection of Kindle highlights. Quotes do not necessarily reflect my views or opinions. In fact, part of my epistemic process is to consume a wide variety of contradictory material.
We very often fail to think as carefully about helping others as we could, mistakenly believing that applying data and rationality to a charitable endeavor robs the act of virtue.
— William MacAskill, Doing Good Better
Every social animal has, in addition to the Darwinian “instinct” (genetic program) of self-preservation, a similar “instinct” to protect the gene-pool. This is the basis of altruism, and social animals could not survive without it.
— Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising
…in academia there is no difference between academia and the real world; in the real world, there is.
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Skin in the Game
…the postmodernist view is difficult to fully appreciate from the outside because it looks very much like a conspiracy theory.
— Helen Pluckrose and James A. Lindsay, Cynical Theories
Starting out by saying that a large Agile framework is your destination sounds very similar to saying, “Our plan is to implement this large stack of software requirements.”
— Robert C. Martin, Clean Agile
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