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|CHAPTER SIX ''In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.'' —|
PLINY THE ELDER In October 1996, doctors predicted that Lance Armstrong
would be dead from cancer in less than six months. In July 1999, he won the Tour
|For a Sophist, truth in any absolute or complete sense didn't really exist, and of |
this (they might say) we can be certain, a refrain echoed by Pliny the Younger (
1st century AD) when he intoned: “The only certainty is that nothing is certain.
|But, especially if entry into another form of existence centered on communion |
with God is not thought of as some sort of external reward, but rather as an
interior completion of a process begun in ... The only certainty is that nothing is
|The only certainty is that nothing is certain. -Pliny the Elder I entered my final year |
in high school with apprehension. The memory of past failures kept me from
wrapping myself in confidence. The remote possibility that I might achieve some ...
|This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future.|
|This is because educational research can only generate new knowledge and |
understanding when an appropriate focus is given to the logical framework
ofwhat is to be researched and ... world where the only certainty is that nothing is
|He is best known today for a few pithy quotes concerning human nature—“The |
only certainty is that nothing is certain,” “The best plan is to profit from the folly of
others” and “There is always something new out of Africa” are a few of his more ...
|Winston Churchill "Solem certum nihil esse certi - The only certainty is that |
nothing is certain" Pliny the Elder "Chaos was the law of nature; order was the
dream of man" Henry Adams Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty The previous
|But, one might reply, metaphysics has understood this very well: it has |
succeeded in extending the certainty of things of the world to theego, which only
opens that certainty because it is itself excepted from it. Nothing is more certain
than my ...
|never encountered any proposition so doubtful that I could not draw from it some |
quite certain conclusion, if only the conclusion that it contained nothing certain. (
Descartes, DM, 125) The madness is to want, to desire, a certainty so great that ...