October 26, 2020

“It ain’t what you don’t know…

… that gets you into trouble.  It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”  Mark Twain

Imagine reading something that turns everything you ‘know’ about how the world works upside-down, simply by ignoring centuries-old dogma and observing what actually happens from a different perspective.  Copernicus, Darwin, Wegener.

Imagine then finding out that the model you’re reading about wasn’t new, but had actually been around for decades, even centuries, already?

We humans don’t like changing our minds that much.   We actually try to avoid seeing things that might do it for us.

But, occasionally, we can’t help it.   Something we read, see or hear changes how we look at the world forever.

This weekend’s reading did it for me:

Which book changed the way you see the world?