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Measurements Bateson I 22
To measure/Measurements/Bateson: if you observe a piece of land or divide the stars, you have two sources of knowledge: a) own empirical measurements
b) Euclidean geometry.
Neither of them should be disregarded.
(s)VsBateson: this must be generalized to non-Euclidean geometries.

Bt I
G. Bateson
Steps to an Ecology of Mind, Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology, San Francisco 1972
German Edition:
Ökologie des Geistes. Anthropologische, psychologische, biologische und epistemologische Perspektiven Frankfurt 1985