Sunday, January 23, 2011

will someone explain it to me?

Can someone explain this to me? It is from a course taught by Professor Stuart Firestein, Neuro-biologist at Columbia University on the subject of Ignorance. It appears to propose that as you advance in education, you know more and more about nothing, and less about everything. Does this explain the idea of a  pinhead? Wouldn't the world be a better place if we could engage it as the mystery it really is? With open minds? Perhaps that is the point Firestein is trying to make.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:12 AM

    That's an old adage about education, probably from someone who isn't all that impressed about it. As you progress through the educational system and specialize more, you know more and more about less and less. Good thing I stopped at a Masters.