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  1. Apr 2022
    1. It’s paradoxical but true: imitating well demands a considerable degree ofcreativity.



  2. Feb 2022
    1. In truth, it is highly unlikely that every text you read will containexactly the information you looked for and nothing else. Otherwise,you must have already known what was in there and wouldn’t havehad reason to read it in the first place.[7]
      1. This problem is known as Meno’s paradox (Plato, Meno 80e, Grube translation).

      Meno's paradox: If you know what you're looking for, inquiry is unnecessary. If you don't know what you're looking for, inquiry is impossible. Therefore, inquiry is either unnecessary or impossible.



  3. Jan 2022
    1. Goodhart's law is an adage often stated as "When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure".[1] It is named after British economist Charles Goodhart, who advanced the idea in a 1975 article on monetary policy in the United Kingdom:[2][3] .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}Any observed statistical regularity will tend to collapse once pressure is placed upon it for control purposes.

      We measure what we find important.

      Measures can and often become self-fulfilling targets. (read: Rankings and Reactivity by W. Espeland and M. Sauder https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/files/rankings-and-reactivity-2007.pdf)

      When a measure becomes a target it ceases to be a good measure.

      So why measure?

      Is observation and measurement part of a larger complex process which isn't finished until the process itself is finished?

      This seems related to the measurement problem in quantum mechanics, Schrödinger's cat, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and the observer effect).

  4. Mar 2021
    1. My eye doctor just recommended me to buy a handful of these as my sight isn't (yet) bad enough to warrant something stronger and more expensive. I would have probably done the same as you, but now I know better. Thanks!

  5. Nov 2018