November 1, 2021

Certainty Is Not So Certain

It is dangerous to be 100% certain of anything.

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle explains that you cannot completely nail down the behaviour of reality at the subatomic level.

There is no reason to believe we can nail down anything with any certainty at a macro level at all anywhere at any time.

Therefore, it is best to keep an open mind, because this is where learning, growth, and change take place. It is also where the truth may eventually be found.

If we can't entertain the idea that we might be wrong, we have entered into dangerous and deadly territory.

As Robert Anton Wilson observed, 

"The totally convinced and the totally stupid have too much in common for the resemblance to be accidental."

So many today are 100% convinced their side is the correct one that they fail to realize what both sides have in common - a lack of ability to admit that things may not be as certain as they think.

Only time will settle this mess out. Then we will see who most resembles the totally stupid, and who had their thinking caps on firmly.

We will probably be surprised. 

I could be wrong about that.



  1. Anonymous11/01/2021

    Things are usually not black and white, there are often shades of grey. I have fairly strong views on things within my areas of expertise, but I always say, I am willing to be proven wrong, especially if it entails a better outcome for all concerned.

    The phrase 'stand in another's shoes' comes to mind. If we all tried it regularly, we would see that we really are 'all in this together'. Here in Australia it seems as though we were all in it together, but that slogan has strangely vanished from MSM and now some of us are left out in the cold...This is not a good outcome for anyone.


    1. I am hearing scary things about both Australia and NZ. Not that things aren't scary in Canada, too. It seems like no place is immune to the cures used to perpetuate this profitable pandemic. They are WAY WORSE than the disease.

      Aren't the dedicated doctors and nurses being fired today the same ones we were told to bang pots for yesterday? And wouldn't those same medical workers that worked through the pandemic also perhaps have a natural (and more robust) immunity to COVID after contracting the disease themselves?

      None of it makes rational sense. What it all does make is more rich people, and the already rich even richer.

      If we don't stop this, globally, it will be a dismal outcome for all of humanity. Not surprising, but disappointing to say the least.

      Stay well.


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