Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on May 9, 2014

in Data, Science, Scientism

… is from page 8 of Deirdre McCloskey’s marvelous 2002 monograph, The Secret Sins of Economics:

Pebbles lie around, as Richard Rorty has put it; facts of the matter do not.  It is our human decision to count or weigh or mix the pebbles in constituting the pebbly facts.

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