“History is full of people who thought they were right — absolutely right, completely right, without a shadow of a doubt…. it is tempting for us to think the same.”

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“History is full of people who thought they were right — absolutely right, completely right, without a shadow of a doubt.

John Barrow

And because history never seems like history when you are living through it, it is tempting for us to think the same.”

John D. Barrow, physicist, cosmologist, mathematician, truth, Quotes for Now


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4 thoughts on ““History is full of people who thought they were right — absolutely right, completely right, without a shadow of a doubt…. it is tempting for us to think the same.”

  1. If people ever thought about history, It wouldn’t be too hard for them to figure out that the thinking of our time isn’t the absolute truth but simply that – the thinking of our time. It takes a physicist, it seems, to push past the common illusion of a perspective constrained in time and space.

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    1. Thanks for catching that Gavin, I looked through 100’s of photos to find this one and it says the right thing here. But you are the first to notice or say! Appreciate hearing !

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