Currently Reading: I Am A Strange Loop By Douglas Hofstadter

I decided to skim this book after reading the article in The Atlantic over the weekend about Dr. Hofstadter and on page 35 of I Am A Strange Loop

Cover of "I Am a Strange Loop"

Cover of I Am a Strange Loop

I discovered this paragraph:

‘We mortals are condemned not to speak at that level of no information loss. We necessarily simplify, and indeed, vastly so. But that sacrifice is also our glory. Drastic simplification is what allows us to reduce situations to their bare bones, to discover abstract essences, to put our fingers on what matters, to understand phenomena at amazingly high levels, to survive reliably in this world, and to formulate literature, art, music, and science.”

That is about as well spoken and thought out as it gets!!!


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