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Galileo on Human Nature

Long experience has taught me this about the status of mankind with regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them, while on the other hand to know and understand a multitude of things renders men cautious in passing judgment upon anything new.

Galileo Galilei, in a letter dated 1623

LINK: Galileo on Human Nature (via Kottke)

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