The Big Think

November 30, 2005


Filed under: Quoth — jasony @ 1:38 am

(via speculist)

The great obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.

Interesting. Makes you wonder what we think we know today that we really don’t…


  1. And here’s where I stir the pot by not-so-humbly pointing out that “the illusion of knowledge” (also called more plainly by its nickname ‘arrogance’) is still our largest problem.

    How much more would we be able to discover if we weren’t hung up on the political correctness that is hindering science?

    Comment by Katherine — November 30, 2005 @ 11:02 pm

  2. I was going to post a response here but realized that it’s a full-blown blog entry that’ll take some time. Let it brew for a few days and we’ll see what happens with it.


    Comment by JasonY — November 30, 2005 @ 11:16 pm

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