Gregory Bateson

Gregory Bateson

English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist
Perhaps there is no such thing as unilateral power. After all, the man in power depends on receiving information all the time from outside. He responds to that information just as much as he causes things to happen... it is an interaction, and not a lineal situation.More Gregory Bateson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The wise legislator will only rarely initiate a new rule of behaviour; more usually he will confine himself to affirming in law what has already become the custom of the people.More Gregory Bateson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Numbers are the product of counting. Quantities are the product of measurement. This means that numbers can conceivably be accurate because there is a discontinuity between each integer and the next. Between two and three there is a jump. In the case of quantity, there is no such jump; and because jump is missing in the world of quantity, it is impossible for any quantity to be exact. You can have exactly three tomatoes. You can never have exactly three gallons of water. Always quantity is approximate.More Gregory Bateson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions.More Gregory Bateson quotes [10/11/2011 11:10:25]
Still more astonishing is that world of rigorous fantasy we call mathematics.More Gregory Bateson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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