Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on December 7, 2020

in Data, Science

… is from page 89 of the original edition of Michael Polanyi’s 1946 book, Science, Faith, and Society:

Apart from meaningless sense impressions there is no experience that abides as a ‘fact’ without an element of valid interpretation having been imparted to it. This is true even of facts of everyday life, the nature of which depends on the accepted interpretation of events – whether magical, astrological, mythological, naturalistic, etc.


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