Junior Ganymede
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Reductionist Reductio

June 19th, 2014 by G.

“Studying neurobiology to understand humans is like studying ink to understand literature”.
-thus Taleb

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June 19th, 2014 09:22:29

Bruce Charlton
June 19, 2014

I found myself reading through these aphorisms – which I hadn’t seen before. And as when I previously read him, I found Taleb insightful – perhaps even wise. But behind it all is – I feel – something I am repelled by… pride and a kind of crushing domination? I don’t trust him, and since there is considerable power there, so I am wary of trusting myself to read too much.

Joseph Hertzlinger
June 22, 2014

Reductionism might be compared to measuring the hotness of mustard with a thermometer.

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