Willful Quotes (3 quotes)
Decision differs from willfulness as atmospheric pressure from the fitful wind.
I beg this committee to recognize that knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up, it increases by diffusion, and grows by dispersion. Knowledge and information cannot be quantitatively assessed, as a percentage of the G.N.P. Any willful cut in our resources of knowledge is an act of self-destruction.
If this critical openminded attitude is wanted, the question at once arises, Is it science that should be studied in order to achieve it? Why not study law? A judge has to do everything that a scientist is exhorted to do in the way of withholding judgment until all the facts are in, and then judging impartially on the merits of the case as well as he can. Why not a course in Sherlock Holmes? The detectives, or at least the detective-story writers, join with the scientists in excoriating dogmatic prejudice, lying, falsification of facts, and data, and willful fallacious reasoning.