In one of my earlier posts I made the following comment
A scientist who does not admit he might potentially be wrong is really a theologian.
That line prompted a few emails, but today a gentle reader emailed me the error of my ways:
Since I am one, even theologians routinely admit they might potentially be wrong. Well… about most things, anyway. Humility about one’s own knowledge and wisdom is a spiritual gift, and a mark of maturity.
Scientists who do not admit they might potentially be wrong are simply: fools.
I stand corrected.