MemberNovember 29, 2020 at 3:22 pm
In the absence of knowledge reason flourishes. Too much knowledge and reason suffers,
and the significance of understanding gets lost. And there’s obviously
a fine balance somewhere in the middle to keep reason in check.
Unbridled reasoning is equally unproductive.
Explains a lot in the hay days of Einstein. They didn’t know much of anything, armed with slide rules and paper, and some mad math skills.
Once the scientific coffers of knowledge were sufficiently filled, the scientific community ate from the trough. Progress slowed, because the need to reason suffered. Driven by the vacuum of consensus, which sucked everyone towards that knowledge.
Me? I know nothing. Never took a bite from the trough. I asked scientists and people what they thought.
Scientists collectively are smarter and more knowledgeable than the masters that built the foundation from which they stand, they just don’t know it. You can’t hide from evolution.