Misty Profundity

We’ve all had this experience: you are listening to someone talk and think, “Wow, this is really profound, albeit vague, stuff”, and then later, while reflecting on it, you realize “That was a bunch of crap.” Alfred North Whitehead states this situation nicely:

“It is a safe rule to apply that, when an author writes with a misty profundity, he is talking nonsense.”


Here’s a related blog: A Test of “Profound Statements”

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  1. A Test of “Profound Statements” « Diverse Thoughts Says:

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