„The world which we perceive is a tiny fraction of the world which we can perceive, which is a tiny fraction of the perceivable world, you see.“
"Understanding and Imagination in the Light of Nature"
Varianta: The world which we perceive is a tiny fraction of the world which we can perceive, which is a tiny fraction of the perceivable world...
Kontext: Because the fact is, what blinds us to the presence of alien intelligence is linguistic and cultural bias operating on ourselves. The world which we perceive is a tiny fraction of the world which we can perceive, which is a tiny fraction of the perceivable world, you see. We operate on a very narrow slice based on cultural conventions. So the important thing, if synergizing progress is the notion to be maximized (and I think it's the notion to be maximized), is to try and locate the blind spot in the culture — the place where the culture isn't looking, because it dare not — because if it were to look there, its previous values would dissolve, you see. For Western Civilization that place is the psychedelic experience as it emerges out of nature.
„Human potentialities constitute the world's greatest resource, but at the moment only a tiny fraction of them is being realized.“
— Julian Huxley English biologist, philosopher, author 1887 - 1975
The New Divinity (1964)
Kontext: Human potentialities constitute the world's greatest resource, but at the moment only a tiny fraction of them is being realized. The possibility of tapping and directing these vast resources of human possibility provide the religion of the future with a powerful long-term motive. An equally powerful short-term motive is to ensure the fullest possible development and flowering of individual personalities. In developing a full, deep and rich personality the individual ceases to be a mere cog or cipher, and makes his own particular contribution to evolutionary fulfilment.
— Heinz von Foerster Austrian American scientist and cybernetician 1911 - 2002
Heinz von Foerster (1988) The Invented Reality p.45–46
„Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device. For that tiny fraction, the copyright creates incentives to produce and distribute the creative work. For that tiny fraction, the copyright acts as an "engine of free expression."
But even for that tiny fraction, the actual time during which the creative work has a commercial life is extremely short. As I've indicated, most books go out of print within one year. The same is true of music and film. Commercial culture is sharklike. It must keep moving. And when a creative work falls out of favor with the commercial distributors, the commercial life ends.“
— Lawrence Lessig, kniha Free Culture
Free Culture (2004)
— Teal Swan American spiritual teacher 1984
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
This actually first appears in Recent Experiments in Psychology (1950) by Leland Whitney Crafts, Théodore Christian Schneirla, and Elsa Elizabeth Robinson, where it is expressed:
: If we used a different vocabulary or if we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
Randy Allen Harris, in Rhetoric and Incommensurability (2005), p. 35, and an endnote on p. 138 indicates the misattribution seems to have originated in a misreading of quotes in Patterns Of Discovery: An Inquiry Into The Conceptual Foundations of Science (1958) by Norwood Russell Hanson, where an actual quotation of WIttgenstein on p. 184 is followed by one from the book on psychology.
„In problem-posing education, people develop their power to perceive critically the way they existin the world with which and in which they find themselves; they come to see the world not as a static reality, but as a reality in process, in transformation.“
— Paulo Freire educator and philosopher 1921 - 1997
Zdroj: Pedagogia do oprimido (Pedagogy of the Oppressed) (1968, English trans. 1970), Chapter 2
— Herbert A. Simon, kniha Administrative Behavior
Zdroj: 1940s-1950s, Administrative Behavior, 1947, p. xxvi.
„When you see the world you see God. There is no seeing God, apart from the world. Beyond the world to see God is to be God. The light by which you see the world, which is God, is the tiny little spark: ‘I am,’ apparently so small, yet the first and the last in every act of knowing and loving.“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Zdroj: "I am That." P.61-2.
„Since we seek to know what is the physical phenomenon we perceive, we must first enunciate this proposition, which will govern the whole of our discussion: to wit— Of the outer world we know nothing except our sensations.“
— Alfred Binet French psychologist and inventor of the first usable intelligence test 1857 - 1911
Zdroj: The Mind and the Brain, 1907, p. 12
„We humans replace the bulk of both our “hardware” (e. g., our cells) and our “software” (e. g., our memories) many times in our life span. Nonetheless, we perceive ourselves as stable and permanent. Likewise, we perceive objects other than ourselves as permanent. Or rather, what we perceive as objects are those aspects of the world that display a certain permanence. For instance, when observing the ocean, we perceive the moving waves as objects because they display a certain permanence, even though the water itself is only bobbing up and down. Similarly (…) we perceive only those aspects of the world that are fairly stable against quantum decoherence.“
— Max Tegmark, kniha Our Mathematical Universe
Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality (2014)
„For those who stubbornly seek freedom around the world, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the propaganda system to which we are subjected and in which all too often we serve as unwilling or unwitting instruments.“
— Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
"Propaganda, American-style" http://www.zpub.com/un/chomsky.html in Propaganda Review, 1987.
Quotes 1960s-1980s, 1980s
— Irving Kristol American columnist, journalist, and writer 1920 - 2009
Wall Street Journal, September 11, 1975.
„Begin, ephebe, by perceiving the idea
Of this invention, this invented world,
The inconceivable idea of the sun.“
— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Be Abstract
Kontext: p>Begin, ephebe, by perceiving the idea
Of this invention, this invented world,
The inconceivable idea of the sun.You must become an ignorant man again
And see the sun again with an ignorant eye
And see it clearly in the idea of it.Never suppose an inventing mind as source
Of this idea nor for that mind compose
A voluminous master folded in his fire.</p
„The belief in an external world independent of the perceiving subject is the basis of all natural science.“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
Der Glaube an eine vom wahrnehmenden Subjekt unabhängige Außenwelt liegt aller Naturwissenschaft zugrunde.
First sentence of "Maxwells Einfluss auf die Entwicklung der Auffassung des Physikalisch-Realen". Manuscript at the Hebrew University Jerusalem alberteinstein.info http://alberteinstein.info/vufind1/Digital/EAR000034102#page/1/mode/2up
From "Maxwell's Influence on the Evolution of the Idea of Physical Reality," 1931. Available in Einstein Archives: 65-382
„To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.“
— Anthony Robbins, kniha Unlimited Power
Varianta: To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Zdroj: Unlimited Power (1986), p. 237
„There's much more in any given moment than we usually perceive, and that we ourselves are much more than we usually perceive. When you know that, part of you can stand outside the drama of your life.“
— Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931 - 2019
„Are the eyes an open door to the world, as poets say? Well, honestly, not really. The fact is, we see the world through a pair of tiny peepholes, the pupils of our eyes.“
— Gianni Sarcone Italian author, artist, designer, and researcher in visual perception and cognitive psychology 1962
Our brain functions as a highly creative ‘camera obscura’ – the forerunner of the modern photographic camera, named from the Latin for dark room.
Amazing Visual Illusions: Trick Your Mind and Feast Your Eyes (2011).