August 12th, 2018

Is That What's Wrong?

Bertrand Russell said, among other things, that what is wrong with the world is that stupid people are so cocksure and intelligent people are so full of doubt.

But isn't certainty what makes me stupid?
And isn't doubt a sign of intelligence.?

And hasn't more trouble been  caused by certainty than by doubt?
That doesn't mean problems are caused by stupidity.
maybe the trouble is caused by certainty

And if intelligent people had more certainty there would be even more problems.