“One Reason…”

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“One reason we rush so quickly to the vulgar satisfactions of judgement, and love to revel in our righteous outrage, is that it spares us from the impotent pain of empathy, and the harder, messier work of understanding.” Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

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“As engineers, …

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“As engineers, we’ve been trained to make things as strong and invulnerable as we can. In nature, maybe because there’s no steel around, or maybe because it’s smarter than we are, we see all these flexible systems that impart great advantages over rigid structures. All of this is opposite to how engineers have been taught to think.”

Engineers at Johns Hopkins University