We don’t know what we don’t know

We often look back on people in history and think “Man, they were idiots”.

“There are Greek gods who control all of the physical world” - idiots.

“The sun revolves around the Earth” - idiots.

“The Earth is flat” - idiots.

etc., etc., etc.

And yet, we often think that we are genius. We are enlightened. We are educated.

But the truth is that we are just as idiotic as those dolts from history…we just don’t know what we’re currently being so idiotic about…just like them.

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This is the personal blog of Kevin Marshall (a.k.a Falicon) where he often digs into side projects he's working on for digdownlabs.com and other random thoughts he's got on his mind.

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