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An interesting perspective you sometimes need consolidating and recalibration if you are going to have error. So no we'd need more than just a moment. We'd need to estimate a stochastic process.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
“If we knew all the laws of Nature, we should need only one fact, or the description of one actual phenomenon, to infer all the particular results at that point. Now we know only a few laws, and our result is vitiated, not, of course, by any confusion or irregularity in Nature, but by our ignorance of essential elements in the calculation. Our notions of law and harmony are commonly confined to those instances which we detect; but the harmony which results from a far greater number of seemingly conflicting, but really concurring, laws, which we have not detected, is still more wonderful. The particular laws are as our points of view, as, to the traveller, a mountain outline varies with every step, and it has an infinite number of profiles, though absolutely but one form. Even when cleft or bored through it is not comprehended in its entireness.”
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Common sense in the sense meant by Locke and others, whereby it is the sensorium accessible to all of us. The statement may be untrue, but one could not test it better, for to ask a person what they sense when asleep would be to end their ability to experience that sense.
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Henry David Thoreau
“The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring.”
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Henry David Thoreau
“What is man but a mass of thawing clay?”
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“Be it life or death, we crave only reality.”
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Henry David Thoreau
“If we knew all the laws of Nature, we should need only one fact, or the description of one actual phenomenon, to infer all the particular results at that point. Now we know only a few laws, and our result is vitiated, not, of course, by any confusion or irregularity in Nature, but by our ignorance of essential elements in the calculation. Our notions of law and harmony are commonly confined to those instances which we detect; but the harmony which results from a far greater number of seemingly conflicting, but really concurring, laws, which we have not detected, is still more wonderful. The particular laws are as our points of view, as, to the traveller, a mountain outline varies with every step, and it has an infinite number of profiles, though absolutely but one form. Even when cleft or bored through it is not comprehended in its entireness.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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