Quotes about Knowledge

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Don`t take your intuitions and ideas to be "natural": they are often the products of the ideas of audacious thinkers who came before us.

Carlo Rovelli

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That which seems intuitive to us now is the result of scientific and philosophical elaborations in the past.

Carlo Rovelli

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From the moment we are born we are presented with absolute facts rather than situated ones. We aren`t taught that distinctions such as young and old or healthy and unhealthy are social constructions and that their meaning depends on context. We are conditioned to learn about and see the world as a set of facts, such as 1 + 1 = 2. The world is far more subtle than such facts allow, and we should have learned that 1 + 1=2 only if we are using the base 10 number system, but that it equals 10 if the number system is base 2, and that 1 + 1 = 1 if we are adding one wad of chewing gum to one wad of chewing gum.

Ellen J. Langer

One is certain only of what one builds.

Giambattista Vico

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It is always the experts who are most surprised by new knowledge.

Peter Noll

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Nobody understands the world they`re in, but some people are better off at it than others.

Richard Feynman

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The specialist is one who never makes small mistakes while moving toward the grand fallacy.

Marshall McLuhan

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The singularity is when computers learn to outsmart man; like women did, years ago.

Black Mirror (movie)

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

Stephen Hawking

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Be smarter than other people, just don`t tell them so.

H. Jackson Brown

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If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

Henry Ford

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

Thomas Henry Huxley

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So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Bertrand Russell

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You`d be surprised how far that gets you.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Theology is ignorance with wings.

Sam Harris

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