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    James Gleick quote. Ideas that require people to reorganize their picture of the world provoke hostility

    Ideas that require people to reorganize their picture of the world provoke hostility

    James Gleick
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    wordporn: Ideas that require people to reorganize their picture of the world provoke hostility - James Gleick
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    James Gleick quote. We all behave like Maxwell’s demon. Organisms organize. In everyday experience lies the reason sober physicists across two centuries kept this cartoon fantasy alive. We sort the mail, build sand castles, solve jigsaw puzzles, separate wheat from chaff, rearrange chess pieces, collect stamps, alphabetize books, create symmetry, compose sonnets and sonatas, and put our rooms in order, and all this we do requires no great energy, as long as we can apply intelligence. We propagate structure (not just we humans but we who are alive). We disturb the tendency toward equilibrium. It would be absurd to attempt a thermodynamic accounting for such processes, but it is not absurd to say we are reducing entropy, piece by piece. Bit by bit. The original demon, discerning one molecules at a time, distinguishing fast from slow, and operating his little gateway, is sometimes described as “superintelligent,

    We all behave like Maxwell’s demon. Organisms organize. In everyday experience lies the reason sober physicists across two centuries kept this cartoon fantasy alive. We sort the mail, build sand castles, solve jigsaw puzzles, separate wheat from chaff, rearrange chess pieces, collect stamps, alphabetize books, create symmetry, compose sonnets and sonatas, and put our rooms in order, and all this we do requires no great energy, as long as we can apply intelligence. We propagate structure (not just we humans but we who are alive). We disturb the tendency toward equilibrium. It would be absurd to attempt a thermodynamic accounting for such processes, but it is not absurd to say we are reducing entropy, piece by piece. Bit by bit. The original demon, discerning one molecules at a time, distinguishing fast from slow, and operating his little gateway, is sometimes described as “superintelligent,

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    James Gleick quote. You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it

    You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it

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    James Gleick quote. Everything we care about lies somewhere in the middle, where pattern and randomness interlace

    Everything we care about lies somewhere in the middle, where pattern and randomness interlace

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    James Gleick quote. Thinking about language, while thinking _in_ language, leads to puzzles and paradoxes

    Thinking about language, while thinking _in_ language, leads to puzzles and paradoxes

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