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American humorist 1815-1885+2
Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool.
A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: Have you reSource: The Two Cultures (1959)
James Russell Lowell
American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-18910
Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.
American editor, criticus 1910-0
It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.