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measure-what-is-measurable-make-measurable-what-is-not
it-is-good-motive-fame-money-as-it-is-tangible-measurable-being-artist-is-neither-measurable-nor-tangible-certainly-not-way-to-become-rich-dirk-benedict
everybodys-got-mindset-that-everything-should-be-measurable-erik-qualman
sometimes-more-measurable-drives-out-most-important-rene-dubos
time-is-measurable-unit-movement-concerning-before-after-aristotle
make-measurable-progress-in-reasonable-time
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but-however-measurable-there-is-much-more-life-in-music-than-mathematics-or-logic-ever-dreamed-of
we-cant-value-only-what-is-easy-to-measure-measurable-outcomes-may-be-least-important-results-learning-alfie-kohn
an-organized-system-will-defeat-chaos-perhaps-not-every-time-but-with-measurable-regularity-reed-mcfarland
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do-not-touch-ontologically-doesnt-mean-are-separated-by-empirically-measurable-hard-edges
we-are-within-measurable-imaginable-distance-real-armageddon-happily-there-seems-to-be-no-reason-why-we-should-be-anything-more-than-spectators-h-h-asquith
life-is-revealed-as-place-to-contribute-we-as-contributors-not-because-we-have-done-measurable-amount-good-but-because-that-is-story-we-tell-benjamin-zander
the-dreams-you-craft-at-level-your-soul-are-different-from-goals-which-are-tangible-measurable-set-future-alberto-villoldo
there-are-many-ways-people-think-god-thousands-flavors-christianity-judaism-islam-but-theyre-always-looking-at-something-thats-not-measurable-you-cant-really-see-control
the-more-specific-measurable-your-goal-more-quickly-you-will-be-able-to-identify-locate-create-implement-use-necessary-resources-for-its-charles-j-givens
in-increments-both-measurable-not-our-childhood-is-stolen-from-us-not-always-in-one-momentous-event-but-often-in-series-small-robberies-which-add-john-irving
neither-democracy-nor-effective-representation-is-possible-until-each-participant-in-groupdevotes-measurable-part-his-life-to-furthering-its-lewis-mumford
in-increments-both-measurable-not-our-childhood-is-stolen-from-us-not-always-in-one-momentous-event-but-often-in-series-small-robberies-which-add-up-to-same-loss-john-irving
there-is-still-zero-empirical-evidence-that-anthropogenic-production-co2-is-making-any-measurable-contribution-to-worlds-present-warming-trend-alexander-cockburn
im-addicted-to-change-therefore-i-get-bored-easily-results-have-always-motivated-me-which-has-led-me-to-developing-ways-to-measure-things-that-historically-have-not-been-measurab
if-we-can-find-peace-within-ourselves-within-our-families-communities-heal-mother-earth-in-small-ways-we-can-create-measurable-shift-in-our-world-mallika-chopra
we-live-in-vague-world-and-it-gets-vaguer-all-time-in-this-environment-power-specific-measurable-useful-promise-made-kept-is-difficult-to-seth-godin
helping-convene-global-stakeholders-to-establish-set-measurable-actionable-consensusbuilt-goals-focused-on-extreme-poverty-is-invaluable-bill-gates
life-is-gift-all-us-who-have-capacity-must-remember-that-we-have-responsibility-to-give-something-back-small-but-consistent-commitment-time-caring-can-make-measurable-difference-
men-who-leave-their-mark-on-world-are-often-those-who-being-gifted-full-nervous-power-are-at-same-time-haunted-driven-by-dominant-idea-are-therefore-within-measurable-distance-in
a-great-building-must-begin-with-the-unmeasurable-must-go-through-measurable-means-when-it-is-being-designed-and-in-the-end-must-be-unmeasurable
but-our-minds-are-bound-to-yardstick-yesterday-today-tomorrow-with-that-yardstick-we-try-to-inquire-into-unknown-to-measure-that-which-is-not-jiddu-krishnamurti
that-said-id-does-not-qualify-as-science-because-it-gives-us-nothing-to-test-measure-science-requires-replicable-tests-involving-measurable-variables
fantasy-deals-with-immeasurable-while-sciencefiction-deals-with-measurable-walter-wangerin
i-think-there-is-a-tendency-in-science-to-measure-what-is-measurable-and-to-decide-that-what-you-cannot-measure-must-be-uninteresting
silence-fell-between-them-as-tangible-as-dark-tree-shadows-that-fell-across-their-laps-that-now-seemed-to-rest-upon-them-as-heavily-as-though-they-possessed-measurable-weight-the
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measure-what-can-be-measured-make-measurable-what-cannot-be-measured-galileo-galilei
love-is-beyond-reason-love-is-not-measurable-in-words-love-cannot-be-partial-it-cannot-have-owners-love-is-essentially-beyond-definition-concept-mabel-iam
It will be noticed that the fundamental theorem proved above bears some remarkable resemblances to the second law of thermodynamics. Both are properties of populations, or aggregates, true irrespective of the nature of the units which compose them; both are statistical laws; each requires the constant increase of a measurable quantity, in the one case the entropy of a physical system and in the other the fitness, measured by m, of a biological population. As in the physical world we can conceive the theoretical systems in which dissipative forces are wholly absent, and in which the entropy consequently remains constant, so we can conceive, though we need not expect to find, biological populations in which the genetic variance is absolutely zero, and in which fitness does not increase. Professor Eddington has recently remarked that 'The law that entropy always increases-the second law of thermodynamics-holds, I think, the supreme position among the laws of nature'. It is not a little instructive that so similar a law should hold the supreme position among the biological sciences. While it is possible that both may ultimately be absorbed by some more general principle, for the present we should note that the laws as they stand present profound differences-(1) The systems considered in thermodynamics are permanent; species on the contrary are liable to extinction, although biological improvement must be expected to occur up to the end of their existence. (2) Fitness, although measured by a uniform method, is qualitatively different for every different organism, whereas entropy, like temperature, is taken to have the same meaning for all physical systems. (3) Fitness may be increased or decreased by changes in the environment, without reacting quantitatively upon that environment. (4) Entropy changes are exceptional in the physical world in being irreversible, while irreversible evolutionary changes form no exception among biological phenomena. Finally, (5) entropy changes lead to a progressive disorganization of the physical world, at least from the human standpoint of the utilization of energy, while evolutionary changes are generally recognized as producing progressively higher organization in the organic world.

Ronald A. Fisher
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Reality, at first glance, is a simple thing: the television speaking to you now is real. Your body sunk into that chair in the approach to midnight, a clock ticking at the threshold of awareness. All the endless detail of a solid and material world surrounding you. These things exist. They can be measured with a yardstick, a voltammeter, a weighing scale. These things are real. Then there's the mind, half-focused on the TV, the settee, the clock. This ghostly knot of memory, idea and feeling that we call ourself also exists, though not within the measurable world our science may describe. Consciousness is unquantifiable, a ghost in the machine, barely considered real at all, though in a sense this flickering mosaic of awareness is the only true reality that we can ever know. The Here-and-Now demands attention, is more present to us. We dismiss the inner world of our ideas as less important, although most of our immediate physical reality originated only in the mind. The TV, sofa, clock and room, the whole civilisation that contains them once were nothing save ideas. Material existence is entirely founded on a phantom realm of mind, whose nature and geography are unexplored. Before the Age of Reason was announced, humanity had polished strategies for interacting with the world of the imaginary and invisible: complicated magic-systems; sprawling pantheons of gods and spirits, images and names with which we labelled powerful inner forces so that we might better understand them. Intellect, Emotion and Unconscious Thought were made divinities or demons so that we, like Faust, might better know them; deal with them; become them. Ancient cultures did not worship idols. Their god-statues represented ideal states which, when meditated constantly upon, one might aspire to. Science proves there never was a mermaid, blue-skinned Krishna or a virgin birth in physical reality. Yet thought is real, and the domain of thought is the one place where gods inarguably ezdst, wielding tremendous power. If Aphrodite were a myth and Love only a concept, then would that negate the crimes and kindnesses and songs done in Love's name? If Christ were only ever fiction, a divine Idea, would this invalidate the social change inspired by that idea, make holy wars less terrible, or human betterment less real, less sacred? The world of ideas is in certain senses deeper, truer than reality; this solid television less significant than the Idea of television. Ideas, unlike solid structures, do not perish. They remain immortal, immaterial and everywhere, like all Divine things. Ideas are a golden, savage landscape that we wander unaware, without a map. Be careful: in the last analysis, reality may be exactly what we think it is.

Alan Moore
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