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"2% of people think, 3% think they think, and the other 95% would rather die than think."
- Dr. Ken McFarland
"The trouble with most folks isn't so much their ignorance, as knowing so many things that ain't so."
"We think the best way to seem smart is to know all the answers, when in fact the best way to become smart is to ask the right questions."
They think that intelligence is about noticing things that are relevant (detecting patterns); [but] in a complex world, intelligence consists in ignoring things that are irrelevant (avoiding false patterns).
- Nassim Taleb
"To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day."
- Lao-tse, Tao Te Ching
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."
- attributed to Sigmund Freud
"I confess that I prefer true but imperfect knowledge, even if it leaves much indetermined and unpredictable, to a pretense of exact knowledge that is likely to be false."
- F. A. Hayek
"They constructed a very complicated scenario and insisted on calling it highly probable. It is not--it is only a plausible story."
- Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
"Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others."
"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."
- Karl Popper
"The falseness of an opinion is not, for us, any objection to it. The question is how far it is life furthering, life preserving, species preserving and perhaps species creating."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Some of the monkeys think
that they have it all worked out.
Some of the monkeys read Nietzsche
The monkeys argue about Nietzsche
without giving any consideration to the fact
was just another fucking monkey.
- Ernest Cline, "Dance, Monkeys, Dance"
"The beginning of philosophy to him at least who enters on it in the right way and by the door, is a consciousness of his own weakness and inability about necessary things."
"'Que sais-je?' 'What do I know?'"
Was he a clever man or an idiot? Well, he could not at this time claim to be clever. He might once have had the makings of a clever character, but he had chosen to be dreamy instead, and the sharpies cleaned him out.
- Saul Bellow, Herzog
"The only true knowledge is in knowing that you know nothing." So-crates
"Hey, dude! That's us!" Bill S. Esquire
- Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.