"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." -Tolstoy
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best — and therefore never scrutinize or question.
-Stephen Jay Gould
I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong.
- Richard Feynman
An easily understood, workable falsehood is more useful than a complex incomprehensible truth. - Thumb's Postulates