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 infuse messages with meaning automatically, fooling ourselves to believe that the meaning of a message is carried in the message. But it is not. This is only an illusion. Meaning is derived from context and prior knowledge.

— Cesar Hidalgo, Why Information Grows

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Yes, numbers can deceive. But so can words—not to mention pictures, hand gestures, hip-hop musicals, and fundraising emails. Our moral system blames the liar, not the medium chosen for the lie.

— Ben Orlin, Math with Bad Drawings

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No matter what you call it – game theory, postmodernism or memetics – the dynamics of history are not directed towards enhancing human well-being.

— Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens

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