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"It is wise to apply the oil ...

"It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship." - Colette
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"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
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"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)
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"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
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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
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"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
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