Johnnie Moore

Science and doubt

Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

A moving clip of Dr Jacob Bronowski from his TV series in the 1970s, on the dangers of absolute certainty. Standing at Auschwitz he says

“When people believe that they have absolute knowledge with no test in reality this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of gods. Science is a very human form of knowledge we are always at the brink of the known; we always feel forward for what is to be hoped. Every judgement in science stands on the edge of error and is personal.”

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan, who is always high on my blog reading list.

Share Post

More Posts

Fluke

There’s more potential in each moment than we realise

More Updates

Emotional debt

Releasing the hidden costs of pent up frustrations

Aliveness

Finding the aliveness below the surface of stuck

Johnnie Moore

Communities of practice

I went to David Gurteen’s Knowledge Cafe last night. It’s a mercifully simple and conversational format much in the style of World Cafe. The theme was the future of communities

Johnnie Moore

Podcast: The tyranny of excellence

Update cue twilight zone theme. Interesting coincidence here’s Hugh‘s cartoon of the day: Viv McWaters and I are developing a workshop called Crumbs! We look at how creativity is not

Johnnie Moore

Some Gradgrindian hard facts on word-of-mouth..

I pointed to this discussion thread [corrected link see comments below] about Word of Mouth the other day. I wanted to share Paul Marsden‘s contribution here.Skeptic says – “‘WOM’ IS

Johnnie Moore

Harvesting open space

I did an open space last year for the Campaign to End Loneliness. It was a good example of using open space as part of larger event; the morning was