Hubris Quotes (4 quotes)
Hubris is the greatest danger that accompanies formal data analysis, including formalized statistical analysis. The feeling of “Give me (or more likely even, give my assistant) the data, and I will tell you what the real answer is!” is one we must all fight against again and again, and yet again.
Keep in mind that it is hubris to think that we know how to save the Earth: our planet looks after itself. All we can do is try to save ourselves.
Testing the impact of public health interventions in response to the null hypothesis may help reduce avoidable hubris in expectations of benefits.
The idea that humans are yet intelligent enough to serve as stewards of the Earth is among the most hubristic ever.