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Friday, March 09, 2007

Room 5A from The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski

"Knowledge or Certainty"

"...These pictures do not so much fix the face as explore it; that the if by touch; each line...strenghtens the picture but never makes it final. We accept that as the method of the artist...

...But what physics has done is to show that it is the only method to knowledge. There is no absolute knowledge. And those who claimit, whether they are scientists or dogmatists open the door to tragedy. All information is imperfect. We have to treat it with humility. That is the human condition; and that is what quantum physics says. I mean that literally.

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