Quote for today XVIII

I’m a strong believer in stochastic processes, and while individuals may go off in directions we don’t like, I’m confident that the aggregate activity of large numbers of smart people expressing themselves in public will end up making the world a better place.

(PZ Myers, Keck School of Medicine commencement speech)

And to those whose first comment to this is “Yeah? Doesn’t seem to be working so good!”, I add that the crucial word here is “smart”.

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