As she stumbled forward she cried out in her mind, which was as dark, as shaken as the subterranean vault, “Forgive me. O my Masters, O unnamed ones, most ancient ones, forgive me, forgive me!” There was no answer. There had never been an answer.
He confronts a basic tool of the measurers the statistical technique called factor analysis, developed by the influential English psychologist Charles Spearman and demonstrates persuasively how factor analysis led to the cardinal error in reasoning of confusing correlation with cause, or, to put it another way, of attributing false concreteness to the abstract. It is this sort of performance that makes the book's eventual refutation of Arthur Jensen seem incidental, for it is far more absorbing to have our powers of reason challenged than it is to have our social consciences shaken.stephen jay gould
At one time, many philosophers held that faultless "laws of thought" were somehow inherent, a priori, in the very nature of mind. This belief was twice shaken in the past century; first when Russell and his successors showed how the logic men employ can be defective, and later when Freud and Piaget started to reveal the tortuous ways in which our minds actually develop.jean piaget
Death has shaken out the sands of thy glass.Lament for Long Tom, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.Translator: Acharya Buddharakkhita (Quotes)
Earthquakes may be brought about because wind is caught up in the earth, so the earth is dislocated in small masses and is continually shaken, and that causes it to sway.Epicurus in: The 1855 Wairarapa Earthquake Symposium, John Townend, Rob Langridge, September 2005
The shocks were so violent and varied, and succeeded one another so closely, that I had to balance myself carefully in walking as if on the deck of a ship among waves, and it seemed impossible that the high cliffs of the Valley could escape being shattered. In particular, I feared that the sheer-fronted Sentinel Rock, towering above my cabin, would be shaken down, and I took shelter back of a large yellow pine, hoping that it might protect me from at least the smaller outbounding boulders.John Muir in: "John Muir and the March 26, 1872, Owens Valley Earthquake".
ERUDITION, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.Ambrose Bierce The Cynic's Word Book (New York: Doubleday, Page, 1906) p. 98.
One day I decided to try to have a complete day without tea. I was quite shaken. I was quite disturbed.Morrissey, interviewed for Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea (2013), BBC Televison
The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought light to the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.Niels Bohr, "Atomic Physics and the Description of Nature" (1934)
The son of Saturn gave The nod with his dark brows. The ambrosial curls Upon the Sovereign One's immortal head Were shaken, and with them the mighty mount, Olympus trembled.Homer, The Iliad, Book I, line 666. Bryant's translation.
Grow as a palm-tree on God's Mount Zion; howbeit shaken with winds, yet the root is fast.P. 294. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, From the seas and the streams; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams. From my wings are shaken the dews that waken The sweet buds every one, When rocked to rest on their mother's breast, As she dances about the sun. I wield the flail of the lashing hail, And whiten the green plains under, And then again I dissolve it in rain, And laugh as I pass in thunder.St. 1.
So shaken as we are, so wan with care.King Henry, scene i
[The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken. … They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. … I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.Jesus, Matthew 24:29-34, foretelling His Second Coming during the lifetimes of His disciples.
The Court has no fears for the safety of the Christian religion. It does not believe that the rock upon which Christianity stands can ever be shaken.Bayley, J., Trial of Mary Ann Carlile (1821), 1 St. Tr. (N. S.) 1050.
What is that ‘something’, some inherent strength? Doubtless it lies in the liberal character of the Indian civilization, which allows for cross-fertilization with other cultures, without losing its own identity. Even time (kala), the great devourer, has stood testimony to the fact that the deep foundations of Indian culture could not be shaken either by internal upheavals, however great may have been their magnitude.... " the soul of India lives on!"B B Lal, Archaeologist, . (Quotes on Hinduism)
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