Know thyself

“All too willingly man sees himself as the centre of the universe, as something not belonging to the rest of nature but standing apart as a different and higher being. Many people cling to this error and remain deaf to the wisest command ever given by a sage, the famous “Know thyself” inscribed in the temple of Delphi.”

— Konrad Lorenz, On Aggression (1963)
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You can read the chapter “On the Virtue of Scientific Humility” here

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