S:0451 Quote: Changing Your Viewpoint

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)

 

“In science it often happens that scientists say, You know, that s a really good argument; my position is mistaken, and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day.

I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.”

Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996)

 

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