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    1. Now Elio stares intently at Oliver,but is “fleeing” with the same gesture, playing both the role of the pursuer and the pursued lover.Narcissus, in the same way, conveys both signs of pursuing and being pursued with his gestures,as the reflection of his attempts to court his reflection look to him like gestures appropriate forone being courted

      Important quotation because this is the point of Gianelle's articulation about the references to Narcissus. It is that they have contradictory (quite literally opposite: pursuer and pursued) roles in their dynamic, and that hints to a flexible and fluid and contradictory identity

    2. Aciman has intended for his narrator to resist a single interpretation because Elio is himselfmeant to reflect the condition of people to be dynamic and difficult to categorize.

      Elio is meant to reflect the condition of people to be dynamic and difficult to categorize. Gianelle supports this idea with the Goldman Sachs Talk with Andre Aciman talking about the San Clemente Syndrome when Elio tries to transcribe the quartet.

  2. Dec 2022
    1. our Focus isn't on temperature we're not really interested in temperature what we're really interested in is the rate of change of impacts 00:05:34 so if the impacts that we're seeing from climate change occurred over a million years so what if they came over 500 years becomes a bit more important if they curve over 20 years it becomes incredibly important so it's the time frame over which the impact's occurring that's really 00:05:47 important and this this language of temperature is just a proxy for the change in impacts

      !- quotable : Kevin Anderson - we're not really interested in temperature, what we're really interested in is the rate of change of impacts

    1. In 1929, Einstein received a telegram inquiring about his belief in God from a New York rabbi named Herbert S. Goldstein, who had heard a Boston cardinal say that the physicist’s theory of relativity implies “the ghastly apparition of atheism.” Einstein settled Goldstein down. “I believe in Spinoza’s God, who reveals himself in the lawful harmony of the world,” he told him, “not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.”

      !- quotation : Albert Einstein - in response to New York Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein in 1929, - Einstein said he believed in Spinoza's God

    2. May I not reply with a parable? The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in the position of a little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvellously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that sways the constellations. I am fascinated by Spinoza’s Pantheism. I admire even more his contributions to modern thought. Spinoza is the greatest of modern philosophers, because he is the first philosopher who deals with the soul and the body as one, not as two separate things.

      !- quotation : Albert Einstein - A profound and enlightening quotation comparing the human mind's understanding of the natural world - quoteworthy metaphor of a library compared to nature - By his own admission, Einstein was NOT an atheist

    1. The original question, ‘Can machines think?’ I believe to be too meaningless to deserve discussion. Nevertheless I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.

      !- quotation : Alan Turing on "Can machines think?" - too meaningless to deserve discussion

    1. As Chris brains Jeremy with abocce ball, the deer’s head is prominent in the background of the shot. Wewould hypothesize that the deer is a reminder not only of his mother (viahis earlier experience with the dying doe), but also of his ancestors moregenerally. African rhythms begin to pulse as Chris takes down Jeremy, andas Chris’s eyes flick to the buck’s head, lyrics are whispered in Swahili, thesame as the opening credits, translating to “Something bad is coming, listento your ancestors, run.” Through this non-diegetic song, with its whisperedmessage from the ancestors, the deer effectively speaks. It then aids Chris inhis escape when the buck’s horns serve as a weapon to kill Dean Armitage

      BIG!!!!

    2. He is tied up in the game room, facingan old television set, above which is the taxidermied head of a large buck.Its appearance of life-in-death not only foreshadows Chris’s future state ifthe Armitages’ plot is carried off successfully, as a Black body occupied bywhite consciousness, but it also reverberates with characterizations of thehistorical devaluation of Black lives in Atlantic slavery, as socially deadnon-subjects
    3. plainly legible as having a connection to his nefariousconquest of Black lives, which he considers unworthy of being lived
    4. eacts in a strangely unsympathetic way. “Well, you know what I say?”he responds. “I say, one down, a couple hundred thousand to go. No, I don’tmean to get on my high horse, but I’m telling you, I do not like the deer.I’m sick of it. They’re taking over. They’re like rats. They’re destroying theecosystem. I see a dead deer on the side of the road, I think to myself, ‘That’sa start.’

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  3. Oct 2021
    1. In this world I think we have two kinds of knowledge: One is Planck knowledge, that of the people who really know. They’ve paid the dues, they have the aptitude. Then we’ve got chauffeur knowledge. They have learned to prattle the talk. They may have a big head of hair. They often have fine timbre in their voices. They make a big impression. But in the end what they’ve got is chauffeur knowledge masquerading as real knowledge.
    2. The situation has provided a cue; this cue has given the expert access to information stored in memory, and the information provides the answer. Intuition is nothing more and nothing less than recognition.
    3. You understand it better if you go at it the way we do, which is to identify the main stupidities that do bright people in and then organize your patterns for thinking and developments, so you don’t stumble into those stupidities.
    4. It’s ignorance removal…It’s dishonorable to stay stupider than you have to be.
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    1. As a result, I end up quoting multiple people, sometimes quoting several people back-to-back, before even writing my reply. In those instances it feels like I'm not properly citing those individuals. I feel like it might seem I'm not providing new readers appropriate context for a given quote. It might also be implied that separate quotes are from the same person, leading to mis-attribution.
  7. Jan 2018
    1. “Unnat’ral young beggur!”

      This quotation appears in the novel verbatim (with "beggur" changed to "beggar"), spoken by Gaffer Hexam after Charley's departure.

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    1. In a piece from the Sport Journal piece, the author points to Kahn’s argument that the NCAA acts like a cartel in its actions.