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It is hard to know what you do not know...

Etre 7 Aug 28

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What is not known today almost certainly will be in the future.If something exists long enough it is ultimately knowable. For now the best we can do is evaluate evidence and make a conclusion based on that.


It's freaking impossible


However one can commit to dealing in reality as it presents itself, even when it conflicts with what you think you know.

True it is all about discovery of evidence and supporting facts.


Can't argue with that.


What is harder to understand is the reluctance to present information in a comprehensive way.

Nice, maybe most do not have a capcity or vocabulary to communicate thoughts and feelings. I did not I one time.


That's my real problem.


A teacher of mine once sent a report home to my father saying 'jacqueline knows far too much about things she shouldn't know about at all at her age , and not enough about what we are trying to teach her!

Maybe you challenged your teacher more than she challenged you!


The more you know the more you understand how much you do not know.

This is a true statement.


How do people know what they do not know? They simply make it up!


The trouble is, too many people are not aware of their lack of knowledge and act as if they do know everything. That makes them dangerous.

Agreed, that is the pupose of this statement. Even the books from which we learn have inaccuracies.


I have already happily admitted here , I don't know everything there is to know about everything there is to know anything about . That's my story and I'm sticking to it !



That's why it's important to question your assumptions and try to disprove all of your believes. Never be content with what you believe and be open to change your mind.

Dietl Level 7 Aug 28, 2018

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That's what the great philosopher Donald Rumsfeld taught us : there are the "known unknowns" and the "unknown unknowns".

Whilst searching for answers to the things we know we don’t know, we sometimes discover things that we didn’t know we didn’t know! Wow that was a complicated sentence to type!


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