The only thing we can be sure of about the future is that it will be absolutely fantastic. So if what I say now seems to you to be very reasonable, then I have failed completely. Only if what I tell you appears absolutely unbelievable, have we any chance of visualizing the future as it really will happen.

- Arthur C. Clarke (h/t Brin)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fallibility of Science

While consensus is imperfectly reliable, anti-consensus positions are often embarassing. Nobody should take more than one, and you should choose very carefully.

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