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“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke
DEFINE REALITY IN 50 WORDS OR LESS
#2 was selected for the challenge entry. It’s not perfect. Any suggestions for improvement would be welcome!
- Reality is an objective aspiration to see the world as it is, subjectivity held to account by science. It is the distillation through the scientific method of the observed, experienced environment – from the proximately tangible all the way to universal conditions – separating the erroneous white noise of bias, habit, ephemera and error from those persistent peer-reviewed conclusions that most accurately codify the diverse crucible of existence.
- Reality is the distillation of observed experience using the scientific method to winnow the erroneous white noise of cognitive dissonance, bias, presumption, subjective distortions and imperfect memory – so as to most accurately codify, without objective evidential contradiction, the persistent conditions of macrolimbic existence.
QUOTATIONS FOR SPRING 2020
“Being racist isn’t a yes or no thing, [it’s] like being hungry. You’re not [hungry] right now, but a cheeseburger could cut you off in traffic and you could get hungry real quick… You didn’t even know you were hungry for that type of cheeseburger.”Shane Gillis (comedian and co-host of Matt and Shane Secret Podcast)