Quotable #28: Experts


“Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.” — Bertrand Russell, A Fresh Look at Empiricism: 1927-42 (Collected Papers), 1996

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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkMLaw and Facebook. My email is learnfunfacts@gmail.com
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7 Responses to Quotable #28: Experts

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  2. Irving Janis’ “groupthink”

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  3. Mistakes are the only instance when experts will agree.

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  4. Makes me think of a passage I loved from Lord Byron’s “Don Juan”:
    “There is a commonplace book argument,
    Which glibly glides from every vulgar tongue
    When any dare a new light to present:
    ‘If you are right, then everybody’s wrong.’
    Suppose the converse of this precedent
    So often urged, so loudly and so long:
    ‘If you are wrong, then everybody’s right.’
    Was ever everybody yet so quite?”

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