Mechanism Quotes

"We have all been brainwashed by put-down theories of Man that you are [A] the wretched ...

"We have all been brainwashed by put-down theories of Man that you are [A] the wretched little subject (and a disobedient one, at that) of an eternal king, and [B] that you are just a fortuitous congress of atoms in a mindless mechanism of infinite vastness" - Alan Watts
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 11
🚨︎ report

"Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we m...

"Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair." Andrew Solomon - The Noonday Demon
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 11
🚨︎ report

"Guilt. It's this mechanism we use to control people. It...

"Guilt. It's this mechanism we use to control people. It's an illusion. It's a kind of social control mechanism and it's very unhealthy. It does terrible things to the body."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 27
🚨︎ report

Institutionalized mental health is...

Institutionalized mental health is nothing more than a further government sanctioned social-control mechanism.
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 04
🚨︎ report

"Solitude is a defense mechanism in a ...

"Solitude is a defense mechanism in a world that does not deserve to be saved." - Robert Ferguson, Alone in America, p. 85
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 23
🚨︎ report

"It is wise to apply the oil ...

"It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship." - Colette
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 11
🚨︎ report

"The perspective of distributed Bayesian inference therefor...

"The perspective of distributed Bayesian inference therefore reveals how collective rationality emerges from the boundedly rational decision mechanisms people use."β€”Krafft et al, 2016
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 18
🚨︎ report

"It should be a matter of no great difficulty to construct parallel inanimate mechanism...

"It should be a matter of no great difficulty to construct parallel inanimate mechanisms, even from inorganic materials, which will genuinely manifest the qualities of intelligence, insight, and purpose, and which, insofar, will truly be psychic." -- C.L. Hull, (1930)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 15
🚨︎ report

"Life is a confidence trick we must run on ourselves, hoping we do not catc...

"Life is a confidence trick we must run on ourselves, hoping we do not catch on to any monkey business that would have us stripped of our defense mechanisms and standing stark naked before the silent, starring void." -Thomas Ligotti
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 01
🚨︎ report

spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religio...

spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups,...we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. -Philip K Dick
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 04
🚨︎ report

"Nature has invented reproduction as a mechanism for life t...

"Nature has invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward. As a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life.” Louis Schwartzberg
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 27
🚨︎ report

"A scientist in his laboratory is [...] also a child placed before natural phenomena t...

"A scientist in his laboratory is [...] also a child placed before natural phenomena that impress him like a fairy tale. [...] We should now allow it to be believed that all scientific discovery can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, or gearings..." ~ Marie Curie
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 16
🚨︎ report