[ExI] Theories, medicine, and government
lacertilian at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 00:56:24 UTC 2010
Max More <max at maxmore.com>:
> I liked this quote from Taleb's excellent book:
> "A theory is like medicine (or government): often useless, sometimes
> necessary, always self-serving, and on occasion lethal. So it needs to be
> used with care, moderation, and close adult supervision."
> -- Taleb, The Black Swan, p. 285.
This does imply that I am roughly equivalent to a morphine addict (or
senator), of course.
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