The Modern search for Knowledge and meaning

  • knowledge and meaning:
  • truth, facts, ethics and values

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)

Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything, you are safe in infering that he is an inexact man. Every careful measurement in science is always given with the probable error … every observer admits that he is likely wrong, and knows about how much wrong he is likely to be.

— Bertrand Russell
In The Scientific Outlook (1931, 2009), 42.
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