‘No, no, artists think the same way chess players think. You know, they have a set number of rules, they make an exhaustive search about probabilities, the way the chessboard is set up. They say: ‘Well I can make a move here, a move here, this is bad, this might be good.’ They push it two or three moves further and they say: ‘Aha, this is what I will do.’ This is what recursion is. And it’s … it’s really the whole basis of problem solving.’
(Jack Burnham in interview by Lutz Dammbeck, 2001)

‘Every possible avenue of knowledge must be explored, every door tried to see if it is open. No kind of evidence need be left untouched on the score of remoteness or complexity, of minuteness or triviality. The tendency of modern enquiry is more and more towards the conclusion that if law is anywhere, it is everywhere.’
(Tylor, Edward B. (1871). Primitive Culture; Researches into the development of mythology, philosophy, religion language, art and custom. Volume I, p. 24. London: John Murray [1920])

Maybe this year is about words that aren’t mine.
(Lyske Gais, 14 January 2012, 22:58)