The Map is Not The Territory

One of the most powerful sentences that I came across to date.

Thoughtful anaylsis written with simple clarity.


Author: writtencasey

New to the world of blogging, I have always been fascinated by the scientific endeavor and I read about or engage with those processes as much as possible. I am a compulsive reader and writer (predominately non-fiction and scholarly work) With a background in anthropology and as an arm-chair/backyard scientist, I hope to improve my writing skills and learn about any areas of weakness or misunderstanding in my analytic skills. I want to improve and am particularly interested in science blogging and creating science content as a freelancer. I work for a wonderful company procuring high asset/risk insurance coverage for niche businesses and professionals, not fitting typical underwriting models as a day job. I am excited to share my journey through scientific discussion, essays, how to's, technical papers, creative non-fiction, with some free verse prose thrown in for my own fun. Thank you for spending time here. Please reach out if you are so inclined. I'd be excited to hear from you.

2 thoughts on “The Map is Not The Territory”

  1. Are you familiar with the work of Alfred Korzybski? If I’m not mistaken the sentence originates with him. Korzybski popularized some ideas in semantics, etc, came up with a few of his own, and was then kinky enough to package his thoughts as a new field of study. A field that he called “General Semantics”.

    The ancient Greeks used to do that routinely, didn’t they. “Hmm… I think I will call my thoughts, ‘Philosophy’.”

    “That’s nice, Thales. Come to supper now. Your food is getting cold.”

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    1. Giggle. I do not doubt you may be correct. I became familiar with the phrase and its essence after a very deep read of Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum.

      The Ra Expeditions by Thor Heyerdahl also very much works with the same motif.


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