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.
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.
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.
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.
He who sees the past as surprise free is bound to have a future full of surprises.
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- Daniel Kahneman American-Israeli Psychologist, Economist
- Stephen Jay Gould American Paleontologist
- Steven Pinker Canadian Psychologist
- Martin Seligman American Psychologist
- Arthur Miller American Playwright
- Richard Feynman American Physicist
- Marvin Minsky American Computer Scientist
- Paul Samuelson American Economist
- Abbie Hoffman American Political Activist
- Daniel C. Dennett American Philosopher, Atheist