Gregory Bateson

Gregory Bateson

English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist
Evolution has long been badly taught. In particular, students - and even professional biologists - acquire theories of evolution without any deep understanding of what problem these theories attempt to solve. They learn but little of the evolution of evolutionary theory.More Gregory Bateson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA.More Gregory Bateson quotes [10/11/2011 11:10:42]
A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.More Gregory Bateson quotes [10/11/2011 11:10:20]
The map is not the territory (coined by Alfred Korzybski), and the name is not the thing named.More Gregory Bateson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future.More Gregory Bateson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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