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There is an interview from David Milch - the creator of the TV series "Deadwood". At the final part, he said ( seems ):" All of those things for me remind me as I sort of lived into the story that the reason is about 17th on a list of the attributes that ??defines us?? as a species and as far as I'm concerned they can lower no problem a I just like to see the way we behave.".

I have no idea what he means by "17th on a list of the attributes that.." I might have heard it wrong. (as I typed above)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O2GW9G1h5A

(PS. the transcript seems incorrect but I paste here as reference anyway) all of those things for me remind me as a shorter lived in to this story a that reason is about seventeen analyst the attributes that the finances as a species)

I also deeply wonder who transcribe the whole text for this video. If it's robot, it's too accurate. If it's human, it's amazingly incorrect. Maybe one time speedy catch-up deal).

  • It's probably a stenographer using a stenotype. – Elliott Frisch Jan 13 '14 at 19:47
  • If you give a location on the video (e.g. ~19 min. in), we might be able to help you better? – anongoodnurse Jan 13 '14 at 21:56
  • 27:46, this is where it is. – Hao Jan 14 '14 at 2:35
  • Stenographer? Cool! I tried actually using a voice recognition software because I suspect that is what it is plus Google can do crazy stuff. And it failed - very wrong because of the ambient sound. – Hao Jan 14 '14 at 2:55
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I'm going to hazard a guess that what he actually said was "all of those things, for me, remind me as I sort of lived into the story that reason is about 17th on a list of the attributes that define us as a species." If so, what he probably meant was that there are many things more central to human nature than reason.

Please also note that about 17 is probably just being used as an indicator of a generic large number.

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