Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fourteen Quotes in Praise of Ignorance #2

Some blog followers might be interested in a recent post “Fourteen Quotes in Praise of Ignorance #2” [Hake (2013)]. The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: Stimulated by Stuart Firestein’s (2012) Ignorance: How It Drives Science at http://bit.ly/15NqzM1, and as a sequel to “How Ignorance Drives Science #3” [Hake (2013)] at http://yhoo.it/17rfTBZ, in this post I list Fourteen Quotes in Praise of Ignorance. These quotes are listed in alphabetical order of the first letter of the author's name: Cicero, Disraeli, Dyson, Feynman, Firestein (3 quotes), Laërtius, Maxwell, de Montaigne, Pippard, Shelley, Wheeler, and Ziman.

[The present quote list is a sequel to: (a) “Eleven Quotes in Honor of Inertia” (Hake, 2006) at http://bit.ly/1409kCn], and (b) “Twenty-eight Quotes Relevant to Overpopulation” at the end of my post “L.A. Times Population Report: Beyond 7 Billion - Fighting the Last War?” (Hake, 2012) at http://bit.ly/TeOpJj]

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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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Hake, R.R. 2013. “Fourteen Quotes in Praise of Ignorance #2,” online on the OPEN! Net-Gold archives at http://yhoo.it/15pF1ch. Post of 28 Jul 2013 13:55:09 -0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are being distributed to various discussion lists.

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