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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

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Friday January 30, 2004
10:34 PM

Psychohistory of undermedicated ontologists

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Dear Log,

«There's an interesting question to be asked about why people persist in assuming that the world is generally linnaean -- why mostly-hierarchical ontologies are so stubbornly popular -- in the face of several thousand years of small successes and large failures. I have a theory about this, which this post is too short to contain :-) ... It has to do with evolutionary psychology and the advantage of linnaean ontologies for natural kinds -- that's for another post.»

--Marc Liberman, in a larger interesting article

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