Monday, November 02, 2009

Knowing Just Enough To Be Dangerous

"Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind than to assume that our views of science are ultimate; that there are no mysteries in Nature, that our triumphs are complete, and that there are no new worlds to conquer."

-Humphry Davy

5 comments:

Breeze said...

Great quote and very timely!

Breeze

Jill Luigs said...

Amen, sista!!

wylde otse said...

I think I almost know that I don't know very much, and even that, I don't know very well.

Damn, I almost wish I was 16 again...

spottedwolf said...

Amen to that !! Even trying to capture an understanding of emotions is an illusion....we really are babes of the infinite...shadows of reason.

strangerland said...

Certainly we haven't conquered the physical science of economics. Nor have special relativity and quantum mechanics been united in a single theory. No serious scientist or mathematician would argue that our current understanding of the universe is all encompassing.