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CURIOSITY: The desire to enlarge oneself is the desire to embrace
more and more possibilities, to be constantly learning,
to give oneself entirely over to curiosity.

   

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xenophanes — a web of guesses

“The gods did not reveal, from the beginning,
All things to us, but in the course of time
Through seeking we may learn and know things better.

“But as for certain truth, no man has known it,
Nor shall he know it, neither of the gods
Nor yet of all the things of which I speak.

“For even if by chance he were to utter
The final truth, he would himself not know it:
For all is but a woven web of guesses.”
[This is Karl Popper's favorite poem. Back to Popper.]


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UNCERTAINTY: Living with no supernatural justifications,
no complete explanations, no promise of permanent
stability, with guides of merely probable validity.