Conventional Wisdom Quotes (3 quotes)
Create a vision and never let the environment, other peoples beliefs, or the limits of what has been done in the past shape your decisions. Ignore conventional wisdom.
Focusing on the science-technology relationship may strike some as strange, because conventional wisdom views this relationship as an unproblematic given. Technology is seen as being, at best, applied science the conventional view perceives science as clearly preceding and founding technology. Recent studies in the history of technology have begun to challenge this assumed dependency of technology on science. But the conventional view of science is persistent.
I have often pondered over the roles of knowledge or experience, on the one hand, and imagination or intuition, on the other, in the process of discovery. I believe that there is a certain fundamental conflict between the two, and knowledge, by advocating caution, tends to inhibit the flight of imagination. Therefore, a certain naivete, unburdened by conventional wisdom, can sometimes be a positive asset.