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Daemon
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Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
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True, but I love when they get nominated for the Golden Crocoduck Award.
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Oh, Capitan, I agree with you 100%! And besides, science is NOT the answer for everything! There are some things science cannot touch!



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The Singing Gardener
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In Darwin's defence, is it not true that the more you know, the more you realise how much you don't know?
Cristian Sirotencu
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It is true :)
TheParser
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"Those who know, do not speak. Those who speak, do not know."
Absurdicuss
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Scientism is an growing religion.


"Now" is the eternal present.
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Yeah, there are too many things science can't understand or prove so far
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)


And yet we still wait and wait and wait when science crack open all important issues like "What are the closest species to humans?". And if there's God-like spark in us or was it all tall tale. Maybe science is too overdose with hopes and expectations - just like religion?
Trivium_Discipulus
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Daemon wrote:
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)


1. It isn't "science" unless the underlying data and logic is open for all to see and validate... otherwise it is scientism. Now, scientism may or may not be true, but nobody can know because the establishment is concealing the data required to know. This was recently made evident when we were told the saturated fat / heart disease link wasn't based on good science, but on scientism...

The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
Are butter, cheese and steak really bad for you? The dubious science behind the anti-fat crusade
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303678404579533760760481486

The Diet-Heart Myth: Cholesterol and Saturated Fat Are Not the Enemy
http://chriskresser.com/the-diet-heart-myth-cholesterol-and-saturated-fat-are-not-the-enemy

The establishment got away with that lie (that maximized their Big Agra, Big Bio, Big Chem and Big Pharma profits - cha-ching!) for 50 years because people naively accepted their scientism as actual science without demanding the data and logic.

2. Arrogant, ego driven people are unlikely to heed Darwin's observation that those who know a lot tend to become less confident. It is all about (pretending) to be part of the elevated "priest class" that "knows it all" - being treated like a little god on Earth, as it were.

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
monamagda
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capitán wrote:
True, but I love when they get nominated for the Golden Crocoduck Award.
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I LOVED!! Thanks! Perfect comment.
monamagda
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In Spanish we say: "LA IGNORANCIA ES ATREVIDA"

"IGNORANCE IS BOLD"


From Thucydides' ancient quote (471 BC - 400 BC): "Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved."

jcbarros
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Indispensable requirement for happiness: to be ignorant. ;/
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Daemon wrote:
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)


Ignorance thrives on the questionable firm belief which took root without questioning.


capitán
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monamagda wrote:
In Spanish we say: "LA IGNORANCIA ES ATREVIDA"

"IGNORANCE IS BOLD"


From Thucydides' ancient quote (471 BC - 400 BC): "Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved."


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Yeah, ignorance is powerful and swift.
But just as it is harmful it can be bliss, at times.
Anyway...
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In order to better illustrate and elaborate on today's quotation,
I provide here a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcUo9Tk0A-s
to demonstrate how those who know LITTLE
are ready to disparage science.
Pieter_Hove
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jcbarros wrote:
Indispensable requirement for happiness: to be ignorant. ;/


... or to regain your innocence.
karia h
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jcbarros wrote:
Indispensable requirement for happiness: to be ignorant. ;/




what you don't know does not hurt you..????
Absurdicuss
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:44:46 PM

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Quoting karia:

"what you don't know does not hurt you..????"

I feel your sarcasm.


It was tiny pinpricks going unnoticed or unheeded that finally brought the big balloon down.


"Now" is the eternal present.
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