Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Asimov, Isaac (1996-01-01), The Relativity Of Wrong, Kensington, Retrieved on 2011-09-12
Folksonomies: knowledge

Memes

12 SEP 2011

 Theories are Always Overturned

The young specialist in English Lit, having quoted me, went on to lecture me severely on the fact that in every century people have thought they understood the Universe at last, and in every century they were proved to be wrong. It follows that the one thing we can say about our modern 'knowledge' is that it is wrong. The young man then quoted with approval what Socrates had said on learning that the Delphic oracle had proclaimed him the wisest man in Greece. 'If I am the wisest man,' said S...
Folksonomies: history science knowledge
Folksonomies: history science knowledge
  1  notes

Yes, our modern view of reality is probably mostly wrong, but it is significantly less wrong than the views people held in the past.