Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Meandering in the studies . . .

Today is the birthday of Karl Raimund Popper (July 28, 1902 – September 17, 1994), philosopher. He is oft referred to as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century.

"Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite." - Karl Popper

"If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

"Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve." - Karl Popper

"We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than only freedom can make security more secure." - Karl Popper

"True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it." - Karl Popper

"Always remember that it is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood: there will always be some who misunderstand you." - Karl Popper

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