Saturday, November 22, 2014

Daily Quotations: http://www.kevinfitzmaurice.com/quote_fitzmaurice.htm/

2014-11-22
There is no such thing as either “cause” or “effect”.
“Cause” and “effect” are linguistic tools that help us to describe some of what we see.
Science reifies “cause” and “effect” into superstitious forces of nature.
No one can hand you a “cause” like they can hand you an apple, because “cause” is a concept, not a reality.

While helpful concepts, “cause” and “effect” can be used to oversimplify and to overgeneralize to the point of the misinterpretation and misrepresentation of events, facts, and situations.

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