The necessity of reflection

To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.

Henri Poincaré: Science and Hypotheses. 1905.

One Response to “The necessity of reflection”

  1. rattus says:

    From my point of view, reading this particular quote in the original context even adds to the mendacity factor. It was published in the book’s preface at the end of a paragraph. The preceding sentence is:

    This sceptical attitude does not escape the charge of superficiality.