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“ At the outset, we asked delegates not to use the meeting to advocate for their preferred view of what sport is or what it should try to achieve. Instead, we asked them to look on one another as a resource, and to see themselves as part of a team of experts whose collective experience was needed to catalogue different views, goals, issues and options around sport; to identify how these things are connected with each other, if at all; and to test the limits of the tensions and opportunities they create. It effect, we asked the participants to use the workshop to explore and describe the policy space rather than to advance their particular interests."— Rescuing Policy: The Case for Public Engagement by Don Lenihan on Public Policy Forum
"The task of “mapping” the policy space thus replaces debate with dialogue, competition with collaboration. It recognizes that the interests, goals and approaches of the stakeholders can and do vary greatly, and, as a result, that a search for the one right path—or even the best path—is almost certain to fail. Nevertheless, mapping does not abandon the idea that a new policy can help organize the community around a set of goals. The point is rather that such a policy will not prescribe a single path to alignment because the community does not agree on a single, well-defined view of the key goals and the core business.
“ Though much is taken, much abides; and though— Lord Alfred Tennyson "Ulysses"
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. ”
“ Inquiry involves, first, being struck by a question. If the answer is to be found by means of some familiar routine, you simply do what is needed (look up the number in the phone book, or whatever). If the answer is not so easily found, however, the next step is to make a conjecture which, if true, would answer the question at issue; figure out its consequences; check out how well those consequences stand up to any evidence you already have and any further evidence you can lay your hands on; and then use your judgment whether to stick with your conjecture, modify it, abandon it and start again -- or suspend judgment until more evidence comes along. ”— "Epistemology Legalized; Trust, justice, and the American way"
“ We could do this with discussion of policy issues.— Defending an Old-Fashioned Prig - TCS Daily
"Scientific inquiry," Susan Haack writes, "is continuous with everyday empirical inquiry -- only more so." The "more so" arises from various "helps" employed by scientists to amplify their powers of inquiry; these include observational instruments, controlled experiments, theoretical models and analogies, mathematics, peer review, specialized communities of researchers, and a mixture of cooperation and competition. Haack's guiding metaphor for science is a crossword puzzle: Theories and lines of evidence become more convincing as they interlock; ideas are provisionally "penciled in," but some become so well-supported as to be virtually certain. ”
“ I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors."— MetaGovernment Wiki
—Thomas Jefferson, 1816 ”
“ Dialogue: “a process which embraces the instructive power of alternative view points as an often inadequately appreciated but nevertheless substantial feature of the environment in which knowledge is created, extended and transmitted”— NYU La Pietra Dialogues Florence - Who we are
-John Sexton, President, New York University”
“ Gartner Group's 1996 report urged that “by 2000, Information Democracy will emerge in forward-thinking enterprises, with Business Intelligence information and applications available broadly to employees, consultants, customers, suppliers, and the public.” ”— Beyond Excel: Taking Business Intelligence to the Next Level
“ "It is not enough to observe, experiment, theorize, calculate and communicate; we must also argue, criticize, debate, expound, summarize, and otherwise transform the information that we have obtained individually into reliable, well established, public knowledge."— Richard Hake - Google+ "Some Google Plusers might be interested in a recent post…"
- John Ziman. 1969. "Information, Communication, Knowledge," Nature 224: 318-324; abstract online at <http://bit.ly/cNPB1d>. ”
“ "Discourse participants mutually grant each other communicative freedom to say "Yes" and "No", i.e. to claim certain "truths". ”— Yuri Mishnikov's
“ It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about? ”— The correct quotation appears in Thoreau's letter to his friend, H.G.O. Blake, on 16 November 1857
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