Saturday, November 6, 2010

Einstein Quote of the Day

I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.

Now that's a quote that I'm sure makes more sense in its context.  So much of what I hear in the media is from people who are really good at speculation and not looking at facts.  Or maybe it's because people don't really make "daring speculations" at all, but merely take other people's misuse of data, or refuse to consider data at all and make pronouncements that are garbage.  (I'm still grouchy over the election results.)


Grandmère Mimi said...

(I'm still grouchy over the election results).

Amelia, you are not alone.

The great leaders and discoverers are dreamers and visionaries, persons who permit their imaginations to run wild, but who, at the same time, have their feet planted firmly on the ground of facts, as best the data can be known.

motheramelia said...

You have said it far better than I, Mimi.