“Lies, damned lies, and statistics”
…is a phrase describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments. It is also sometimes colloquially used to doubt statistics used to prove an opponent’s point. The phrase was popularised by Mark Twain, who attributed it to the former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who allegedly said…
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
do androids dream of electric sheep
The outsourcing of work to machines is not new. In fact, some argue that it has been “the dominant motif of the past 200 years of economic history.” Over and over again, as vast numbers of jobs have been destroyed, others have been created. And over and over, we’ve been terrible at envisioning what kinds of new jobs people would end up doing.
Tic-Toc Goes the Circadian Clock
An unknown person gazes over a mended wall, digging deep into their soul, they wonder if yonder, the trees really are greener.
Between two trunks is a nightingale lodged in her nest. She sings seductively, but who’s here to hear, feel and follow?
A sun dial sits alone in a well manicured garden, unobtrusively it tells of the shortening of time: ‘Summer will soon be Fall.’
If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely…
“I don’t want comfort. […] I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”
“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”