Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Words of wisdom from The Way Things Break:

In my experience, the amount of trust someone deserves is inversely proportional to the frequency with which they demand it while offering no corroborating evidence.

Roger Pielke Jr. crying wolf. Again.

In my experience, this is one of the signs of a person whose opinions you shouldn't trust. The more aggressive ones will get in your face and demand that you take them seriously, or find various clever ways of insulting you. The one thing they will inevitably try to avoid discussing is the merit of their opinions.

The other is that this individual is completely sure his opinions are right. I've written about that before. People who are too sure of themselves usually don't know how things really work. People who refuse to admit the limits of their knowledge or the uncertainty of it definitely don't.

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