Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mathematics and intellectual humility

The discipline where we have the greatest consensus of certainty is mathematics. Yet that discipline is also pretty close to being the one where we have least consensus as to what we're talking about. This should make us collectively humble.


Dagmara Lizlovs said...

When I was taking classes in differential equations as an engineering undergrad, there were plenty of math problems that humbled me. :-)

Alexander R Pruss said...