07 December, 2009


"If we are uncritical we shall always find what we want: we shall look for, and find, confirmations, and we shall look away from, and not see, whatever might be dangerous to our pet theories. In this way it is only too easy to obtain what appears to be overwhelming evidence in favor of a theory which, if approached cri...tically, would have been refuted." -- Karl Popper

I wonder how many people go along to get along and not take the chance. They won't take the step to be bold and go on a limb to present an opposing viewpoint.

PDB pointed me to this quote via his facebook post.

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