Cogito, ergo …

René Descartes, the brilliant seventeenth century French mathematician, philosopher, and writer is perhaps best known for the famous Latin quotation “Cogito ergo sum“.

What is less known is that René Descartes actually first heard this from his uncle, Fermier Descartes. The original version was

Cogito ergo sweet potato

I think, therefore I yam.

 

See also
https://contrafactual.com/2013/08/29/rene-descartes/

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