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Pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps

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We are monkeys, pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps…

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“This is how we lift ourselves by our bootstraps out of the morass of our ignorance; how we throw a rope into the air and then swarm up it—if it gets any purchase, however precarious, on any little twig.”

~ Karl R. Popper, Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach

Welcome to my blog.

Over the years, my friends have encouraged me to start one of these, and I’ve tossed the idea around on more than a few occasions. The reasons for my resistance to the concept are varied and not altogether interesting, so I will not bore you, dear reader, with the details. Suffice it to say that the hurdles have been crossed, and you are now witnessing the outcome.

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Written by parkerw

March 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm