Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It is an absolute certainty that there are no certainties

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It is not so much that there are no certainties, it is that it is an absolute certainty that there are no certainties. It is not only true that the test of knowledge is an acute and cultivated awareness of how little one knows (as Socrates knew so well), it is true that the unbounded areas and fields of one's ignorance are now expanding in such a way, and as such velocity, as to make the contemplation of them fantastically beautiful.

~Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, 2010

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i am certain that i am going to die and go to FMS heaven. he is so wrong on this one.

Angeli said...

you are so wrong, too. what makes you sure there is an FSM heaven or whatever kind of heaven, for that matter; or that you would--or could--go there?

Loree said...

Hm. Well, it depends. There are certain certainties that are absolute certainties - like whatever you drop will always fall downwards :)

Amelia said...

true ;) there is only one certain, uncertainties!

 
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