Single Idea 16567

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 3. Scientism]

Full Idea

The scientist learns more and more about less and less, until she knows everything about nothing, whereas a philosopher learns less and less about more and more until he knows nothing about everything.

Gist of Idea

Scientists know everything about nothing, philosophers nothing about everything


Dorion Sagan (Cosmic Apprentice [2013])

Book Reference

Mellor,D.H.: 'Real Time II' [Routledge 1998]

A Reaction

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