Quotations Of The Day

“(J)ust because we presently lack the tools to resolve a problem, we shouldn’t attempt to bridge the gap with slogans.” – Mark Wilson, Wandering Significance, 658.
I think this is true even in those cases were our strong opinion suggests that we will never have the tools to resolve this or that problem. Sometimes we must simply stand before a question in respectful silence.
PS: The quotation from Wilson may seem like a slogan and so may my followup statements. In the context of Wilson’s work, his statement stands as a partial summary of over 600 pages of discussion. As to my comment: I’m not sure whether it is a slogan or a more reasoned attempt to reflect a conclusion that reflects my own experience.