Quondam Dreams

Friday, May 26, 2006

A Quote I Like

"The problem with life is that we have to live it from the begining, but it makes sense only when seen from the end. As a result, our whole experience is one of coming to provisional conclusions based on insufficient evidence: reading the signs, gauging the odds. . . . We see faces in clouds, hear sermons in stones, find hidden messages in ancient texts. A belief that things reveal meaning through pattern is the gift we brought with us out of Eden."

Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan
Chances Are . . . : Adventures in Probability, pp. 61-62


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