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ithilgore once sent me the following essay:
Doubt (in Greek) by Nick Demou

Doubt is the primary characteristic of the researcher.

By questioning the consistency of the fundamentals, someone could possibly discover design flaws. Exploitation of those flaws affects all the higher level applications that depend on them.
Therefore, knowledge of the internals of a system is a very challenging but rewarding thing to pursue.

Goedel's Theorem has been used to argue that a computer can never be as smart as a human being because the extent of its knowledge is limited by a fixed set of axioms, whereas people can discover unexpected truths... It plays a part in modern linguistic theories, which emphasize the power of language to come up with new ways to express ideas. And it has been taken to imply that you'll never entirely understand yourself, since your mind, like any other closed system, can only be sure of what it knows about itself by relying on what it knows about itself.
Posted on 18 Jun 2009 by gorlist

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