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Everyone is entitled to be wrong

You know, I'm not sure I actually believe that; philosophically speaking.

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therealdrhyde
25th Feb, 2009 13:15 (UTC)
Append "until corrected" and it's OK.

Being wrong is an important part of education. eg, every time you go up a level in the sciences - from primary school, through GCSEs, A-levels, bachelor's degree, etc - it seems to start with "some of what you were taught previously is wrong". For example, in GCSE physics I learned Newton's laws of motion and his version of gravity. At A-level I learned about Einstein's jibber-jabber, and later I learned about Quantum and how Mr. Einstein's theories are contradicted by it. The point is that there's no way I could have gone straight to Einstein and Quantum without all the bits in between and without several years of being wrong about how the world works.

And when I play Go, I learn far more from my mistakes and the consequent beatings I get than I do from reading books.
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