Thursday, May 22, 2008

214. Quote of the Day by Victoria and Lauren Wilson

In response to my saying, some fishermen or scuba divers at UCSB didn't want to be interviewed because they said that their stories are all "anecdotal" and non-scientific. And brilliant Lauren said, "Well, ALL stories are anecdotal!"

What sheer brilliance! All stories are anecdotal, even scientific stories... because science cannot collect all data, everything is a subset of Reality, supposedly having some representative meaning of the entirety of Reality. Scientific stories are like anecdotal conglomerates of smaller subsets of anecdotes. It's like some kind of hierarchy of anecdotes. Ha, ha, ha!

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