Map Is Not The Territory

Central tenet of General Semantics, as defined by Alfred Korzybski. A good reminder against Model Theism.

Steven Wright: I have a map of the United States... Actual size. It says, 'Scale: 1 mile = 1 mile.' I spent last summer folding it. I hardly ever unroll it.

See also All models are wrong

Bill are you familiar with the works of O.R. Bontrager? a contemporary with I studied under him in the early 70's

  • sorry, haven't heard of him - I'll do a little browsing... --Bill
    • Text from The New Inquistion (Robert Anton Wilson): The following diagram is adopted from Professor O.R. Bontrager of University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychology and from the general principles in Blake's anthology, Perception, University of Texas, 1952.

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