Quote of the Day – On Knowing or Not Knowing – Michael Crichton in Prey

“We think we know what we are doing. We have always thought so. We never seem to acknowledge that we have been wrong in the past, and so might be wrong in the future. Instead, each generation writes off earlier errors as the result of bad thinking by less able minds – and then confidently embarks on fresh errors of its own.” – Michael Crichton in his novel Prey

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Buddhism Glossary, Three Refuges: 1. Buddhas, 2. Dharma: SutrasShastrasVinayaTantras, Buddhist Bibliography, 3. Sangha: BodhisattvasHistoric Buddhist MastersModern Buddhist Masters

Robert Heinlein on Skillset and Self-Sufficiency

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” — Robert Heinlein, Time Enough For Love

Polymath Polymath Commentary: “Self-sufficiency is toxic to government and institutions. Only the self-reliant can maintain good character over a lifetime. (The dependent, when squeezed, must abandon their own conscience for a job’s sake. Try to speak a contrary opinion within a large company or institution, if you dare.) A right-thinking man, with strings attached, cannot be a right-doing man. When you can take care of yourself, you enjoy the privilege of living by what you know is right.” Fair Use Source: B00MOXRC0W