Ann Kirby

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. —Niels Bohr

The earliest experience with the notion of contradiction that I can recall is my mother’s admonishment, “Don’t you contradict me, young lady!” I don’t know exactly how old I was, but I hadn’t started school yet. It seems amazing to me now to consider how I internalized the meaning of contradiction at such a young age. I don’t think it...

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