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Bertrand Russell – The kernel of the scientific outlook

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Bertrand RussellThe kernel of the scientific outlook is a thing so simple, so obvious, so seemingly trivial, that the mention of it may almost excite derision. The kernel of the scientific outlook is the refusal to regard our own desires, tastes, and interests as affording a key to the understanding of the world. Stated thus baldly, this may seem no more than a trite truism. But to remember it consistently in matters arousing our passionate partisanship is by no means easy, especially where the available evidence is uncertain and inconclusive.

Bertrand Russell   (1872-1970)

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Leo Tolstoy – Freethinkers are those who are. . .

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Leo TolstoyFreethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking.

Leo Tolstoy   (1828-1910)

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Carl Jung – Whenever you hear anyone talking ab

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Carl JungWhenever you hear anyone talking about a cultural or even about a human problem, you should never forget to inquire who the speaker really is. The more general the problem, the more he will smuggle his own personal psychology into the account he gives of it.

Carl Jung   (1875-1961)

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Carl Jung – Personal psychology in describing problems

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Carl JungWhenever you hear anyone talking about a cultural or even about a human problem, you should never forget to inquire who the speaker really is. The more general the problem, the more he will smuggle his own personal psychology into the account he gives of it.

Carl Jung   (1875-1961)

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Elon Musk – Bias against taking risks

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Elon MuskThere’s a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.

Elon Musk   (1971 -)

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