162 likes. Live Science: You say this is not a book about science; but about continuums. Anne Frank. A great memorable quote from the Ghostbusters movie on Quotes.net - [The Ghostbusters try to convince New York's Mayor to let them go and face the ghost threat all over the Big Apple]Peter Venkman: Well, you can believe Mr. Pecker...Walter Peck: My name is And we're gonna lose some of these battles. (Blue Rider Press, 2016) deals with the fact that the great march of history shows us that, well … we're always wrong. A handful of highly specific dreams, such as slowly losing one’s teeth, are experienced unilaterally by unrelated people in unconnected cultures. Glenn Greenwald We can't truly conceive the conditions of a multidimensional reality, even though we’re (probably) already living inside one. So I know in the science category, all scientists are going to see is the simplicity of my thinking, and the evidence that I'm in over my head. We'll enjoy it. Chuck Klosterman's "But What If We're Wrong?" That's as true for culture as it is for science, and the uniquely intellectual and dexterous Klosterman dives in with verve. NY 10036. His new book But What If We're Wrong investigates which things we take as certainties might one day be proven wrong. When considered rationally, there is no justification for believing that anything happens to anyone upon the moment of his or her death. is a book about the big things we're wrong about that don't get discussed, just because everyone assumes they can never happen. Live Science: In discussing the simulation argument, you bring up those 20-or-so numbers that seem to guide the universe: the gravitational constant, the mass of an electron, and so on. It's not like I feel particularly qualified to take a specific problem in science and say, 'Well, here's something we're probably wrong about." Before we can argue that something we currently appreciate deserves inclusion in the world of tomorrow, we must build that future world within our mind. But understand … this could all be wrong. As I watched it, I was always intrigued that whoever was referenced, usually some scientist from the past who had some breakthrough idea, usually turned out to be wrong, and usually within one generation of his life. Refresh and try again. But I don't know if we as simple people really have the ability to grasp infinity. But let's just say we're both wrong, and that'll be that. As Americans we tend to look down on European countries that impose legal limitations on speech. A reasonable person expects subjective facts to be overturned, because subjective facts are not facts; they're just well-considered opinions, held by multiple people at the same time. Klosterman: Well, in a rational world, the answer is the Beatles. Their performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" alone impacted the culture so strongly, and rippled so strongly forward. But it's impossible not to write about science in this, because of the overall thesis/argument of the book. But no matter how many times we re-rank them, in another 200 years, the top presidents will still be Washington and Lincoln and Jefferson, because they defined what a president is. We have a limited understanding of time, and of the perception of time, and of the possibility that all time is happening at once. - Soren Kierkegaard. The 5 Greatest Scientific Blunders]. And Tyson was still fine. I'm firmly in the first camp, and not just because my job demands I have a high tolerance for frustrating and pointless intellectual masturbation. Not because it’s always wrong, but because it sometimes is. Live Science is part of Future US Inc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. It was also well received by critics, most of whom focused on one of two qualities—the technological (it mainstreamed the digital technique of three-dimensional “bullet time,” where the on-screen action would freeze while the camera continued to revolve around the participants) or the philosophical (it served as a trippy entry point for the notion that we already live in a simulated world, directly quoting philosopher Jean Baudrillard’s 1981 reality-rejecting book Simulacra and Simulation). Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. that we should always be questioning the status quo—and majority opinion. —Similar articles of this ilk are archived on a crummy-looking blog. But I am interested in the possibility that we are going to be wrong in the same way that history has indicated that mankind always is. Enjoy reading and share 100 famous quotes about You're Wrong with everyone. But I don't have a persuasive argument to convince anyone of that other than giving them the idea and saying, "Hey, think about this." Sure, your intentions are good—you’re attempting to make it clear that you aren’t just lobbing out a personal attack. 1. So think how this might alter the memory of The Matrix: In some protracted reality, film historians will reinvestigate an extremely commercial action movie made by people who (unbeknownst to the audience) would eventually transition from male to female. It will more likely derive from our uncompromising belief in the things we consider unimpeachable and idealized and beautiful. Live Science: What have you learned in researching and writing this book? But even so, scientific "fact" is a fact only until it's proved wrong. Easily move forward or backward to get to the perfect spot. "I've got my masculine reputation to think of." What's wrong with unicorns?" Do you think these 20 numbers give a seemingly crazy argument some credence? But if things work out rationally … probably them. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with author and cultural critic, Chuck Klosterman. “ But What If We’re Wrong? Or a rock critic will have serious issues with the rock section, but completely accept everything else. The younger Wachowski (Andy, now Lilly) publicly announced her transition in the spring of 2016. And while that notion is undoubtedly false, the sensation of certitude it generates is paralyzing.”, “The ultimate failure of the United States will probably not derive from the problems we see or the conflicts we wage. And I think I almost have an obligation to accept Tyson's arguments because they do seem foundationally rational. It feels right in a lot of ways. It makes the experience of living in a society slightly worse than it should be.”, “We live in an age where virtually no content is lost and virtually all content is shared. Whenever the fragility of those beliefs is applied to a specific example, people bristle—if someone says, "It's possible that Abraham Lincoln won't always be considered a great president," every presidential scholar scoffs. Even if it takes someone dumber than you to point that out. In the fifteen-year window from 1999 to 2014, no aspect of interpersonal civilization changed more, to the point where Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner attracted more Twitter followers than the president (and the importance of this shift will amplify as the decades pass—soon, the notion of a transgender US president will not seem remotely implausible). And he … did not. The things we do when other people are watching are things that are conformist, obedient, normal, and unnotable. Our ground game isn't working; we're gonna put the ball in the air. [The 9 Most Massive Numbers in Existence]. Yet as long as speakers in those countries stay within the specified boundaries discourse is allowed relatively unfettered, even when it's unpopular. But most things in the world aren't either! Quotes tagged as "upset" Showing 1-30 of 66 “It took me years to figure out that upset was upset, and tumultuousness was not the same thing as passion. If you restore a car, and you're making money, then you're doing it wrong. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Klosterman's strong suits are writing about rock music and contemporary culture. All the President's Men is a 1976 film about two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for the Washington Post.. Explore 47 Wrong Direction Quotes by authors including Richard M. DeVos, Rob Gronkowski, and Redfoo at BrainyQuote. Chuck Klosterman’s “But What If We’re Wrong?” (Blue Rider Press, 2016) deals with the fact that the great march of history shows us that, well … we’re always wrong. I don't know if it's because he's become used to being asked about things by people who are really trying to disprove the validity of science, or maybe it's just the way I was asking the questions. Klosterman: Well, I address a whole bunch of different categories of thought. Sometimes life is just hard. And it occurred to me that this must still be happening now. 27. I'm invariably ill-tempered in the early morning. Both creatures know that storytelling is everything, and that the only way modern people can understand history and politics is through the machinations of a story. Sherlock: I know you're an Army doctor, and you've been invalided home from Afghanistan. But What If We're Wrong? tags: drama, love, passion, upset. And we might even lose the White House. It engenders a delusion of simplicity that benefits people with inflexible minds. But, if enough vocal consumers are personally offended, they can silence that artist just as effectively. It engenders a delusion of simplicity that benefits people with inflexible minds. Any anecdotal story about "floating toward a white light" or Shirley MacClain's past life on Atlantis or the details in Heaven Is for Real or automatically (and justifiably) dismissed by any secular intellectual. And the Beatles set the template for what a rock band is supposed to be like. But it’s not even the hardest part. Considered from this speculative vantage point, The Matrix may seem like a breakthrough of a far different kind. Here are seven well-meaning phrases that will pretty much always be taken the wrong way. We have no idea what we don't know, or what we’ll eventually learn, or what might be true despite our perpetual inability to comprehend what that truth is. 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It's one of those situations where the practical manifestation is the opposite of the technical intention. And while that notion is undoubtedly false, the sensation of certitude it generates is paralyzing. Love isn't drama.” ― Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming. People always look backward to predict what will look forward Competing sources of discourse no longer compete, they coexist Or you fall into a rough patch, a crisis or feel that you’re too far away from achieving your dream and you just want to pack up and go home.. That's when you need to stay strong. [Read an excerpt from Klosterman's new book, "But What If We're Wrong?"]. https://www.livescience.com/55766-book-excerpt-but-what-if-were-wrong.html : Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past. And while that notion is undoubtedly false, the sensation of certitude it generates is paralyzing.”, “It's nice to think that the weirdos get to decide what matters about the past, since it's the weirdos who care the most.”, “If a problem is irreversible, is there still an ethical obligation to try to reverse it?”, “This is how the present must be considered whenever we try to think about it as the past: It must be analyzed through the values of a future that’s unwritten. A big part of our mind can handle this; a smaller, deeper part cannot. These events occurred during a period when the social view of transgender issues radically evolved, more rapidly than any other component of modern society. T work particularly Well when applied to the presidents, and we can even explain it be. People with inflexible minds n't involve national security the government generally does n't involve national security government. © Future us, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, new York, NY 10036 the! 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