‘What The Experts Don’t Know’
From Iris Einstein
It is a truism that the more we learn the less we know. Nowhere is this so sweetly evidenced as in the following ‘facts’.
Biologists (the experts who study living organisms) have no agreed definition for the very thing they study: Organisms.
And it doesn’t stop there. They can’t agree a definition for ‘species’ either – nor (amazing, shock, horror) for ‘life’.
Anthropologists (the experts who study ‘Man’ [sorry, fellow females but that’s what the word means] and ‘his’ culture in all its aspects) as with the biologists, have no agreed meaning of the very thing they study: Culture. Nor can they agree the meaning of the word ‘meaning’. (Sorrowful, hey.)
(Back to Biologists)
Behavioural Biologists (the experts who study the behaviour of living organisms) haven’t yet agreed what constitutes the very thing that they study: Behaviour.
Psychologists (the experts who study all aspects of human and animal behaviour) cannot agree on what constitutes ‘personality’.
It’s worth noting that, apparently, Chemists and Physicists are generally agreed that they know what they’re talking about. (No comment.)
As for Meteorologists, according to them, a medium sized cumulus cloud weighs the same as 80 elephants. (Don’t get caught out in the rain!)
Facts taken from 1,227 Facts To Blow Your Socks Off (2012) which, incidentally, Crimmie kindly gave me for Christmas year 2012.