Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Knowledge Is Not Enough

You have to test your oars in the waters of reality.

6 comments:

  1. Love this one, Marty! Mao (I know he was notorious monster but he also said something witty) once said: if you want to know the flavor of a pear you must taste it by yourself.

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  2. Great aphorism. Knowledge impacts experience, but can't substitute for it. The best way to learn is to experience things for oneself.

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  3. Agreed, in fact I think you've basically summed up the entirety of science in one simple phrase. Also this metaphor runs deep - pun intended - while there is such a thing as reality, it is sometimes watery and can be affected by the motion of the oars that test it.

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  4. this is precisely the message I needed to read. Thank you Marty!

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  5. 'Strings, my lord, are false.'

    Act IV, Scene III, Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare

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  6. Knowledge has little merit without the wisdom of experience, testing the “oars in the waters of reality.” Good aphorism, Marty!

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