Today’s Quote: Twain on other people’s habits

Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.Mark Twain

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Word of the day: Pareidolia

Pareidolia

A psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus (an image or a sound) by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists.

Successful politicians are good at exploiting pareidolia to let voters hear what they want in their  words. If that makes sense to you, you may find what you are looking for in my book.

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Word of the Day: cursitate

Cursitate

To run hither and thither.

Via Futility Closet.

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The Proof They Missed

Fascinating article in Wired about an important mathematical proof that took a surprisingly long time to be noticed.

https://www.wired.com/2017/04/elusive-math-proof-found-almost-lost/

One of those moments that tells us a lot about how hard ideas have to fight to be heard even if they are right.

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Today’s Quote: Proverbs on critics

“Open rebuke is better than hidden love.”

Proverbs, 27.5

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Today’s Quote: DeLillo on Solitude

“A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it.”Don DeLillo

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Today’s Quote: Whitman’s Song of Myself

“I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise,

Regardless of others, ever regardful of others,

Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man,

Stuff’d with the stuff that is coarse and stuff’d with the stuff that is fine,

One of the Nation of many nations, the smallest the same and the largest the same”

Walt Whitman*, from Song of Myself XVI

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