He who sees the past as surprise free is bound to have a future full of surprises.
When you are a pessimist and the bad thing happens, you live it twice. Once when you worry about it, and the second time when it happens.
Chance is commonly viewed as a self-correcting process in which a deviation in one direction induces a deviation in the opposite direction to restore the equilibrium. In fact, deviations are not “corrected” as a chance process unfolds, they are merely diluted.
It’s frightening to think that you might not know something, but more frightening to think that, by and large, the world is run by people who have faith that they know exactly what is going on.
Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for.
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Daniel Kahneman American-Israeli Psychologist, Economist
- Steven Weinberg American Physicist
- Carol Dweck American Psychologist
- Stephen Jay Gould American Paleontologist
- Hans Bethe American Physicist
- Steven Pinker Canadian Psychologist
- Carl Reiner American Comedian
- Murray Gell-Mann American Physicist
- Barbara McClintock American Geneticist
- Charles Sanders Peirce American Philosopher