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Just Because

It took me years to learn that my teachers weren't infinitely wise and knowledgeable. Likewise, I've only gradually figured out that my bosses don't always make perfect (or even sensible) plans. Recently, another epiphany:

Just because you read it in a book doesn't make it true!

Sure, I always knew that errors sometimes crept into printed material, and of course I never entirely trusted opinion essays, cheap self-published pamphlets, or random web pages, But professional-looking tomes always had a gravitas for me, whatever the subject. Now, I'm beginning to suspect that their authors (and editors, and publishers) are human too ...

(cf. MuddlingThrough (2002-08-21), LookingUpGullible (2005-02-27), ...) - ^z - 2010-09-05