October 24, 2009

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Our Incomprehension Does Not Impede Our Understanding…” Steven Pinker

“Our incomprehension of (_____) does not impede our understanding of how (_____) works┬áin the least.”
This is a quote from a Scientist. Wizards, aren’t they? Has anyone ever said such a thing before and been Wrong?

“But saying that we have no sicentifc evidence of (_____) is not the same as saying that (_____) does not exist at all.”

Steven Pinker, How The Mind Works (New York: W.W. Norton, 1997, pp 147, 148.

Here’s how Pinker filled in the blanks:

“Our incomprehension of (sentience) does not impede our understanding of how (the mind) works in the least.”
“But saying that we have no sicentifc evidence of (sentience) is not the same as saying that (sentience) does not exist at all.”

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