Daniel Everett Quote

As a scientist, objectivity is one of my most deeply held values. If we could just try harder, I once thought, surely we could each see the world as others see it and learn to respect one another's views more readily. But I learned from the Pirahas, our expectations, our culture, and our experiences can render even perceptions of the environment nearly incommensurable cross-culturally.


Don't Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle (ed. Profile Books, 2010) - ISBN: 9781847651228

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As a scientist, objectivity is one of my most deeply held values. If we could just try harder, I once thought, surely we could each see the world as...

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As a scientist, objectivity is one of my most deeply held values. If we could just try harder, I once thought, surely we could each see the world as...

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As a scientist, objectivity is one of my most deeply held values. If we could just try harder, I once thought, surely we could each see the world as...

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As a scientist, objectivity is one of my most deeply held values. If we could just try harder, I once thought, surely we could each see the world as...