But socially as well as scientifically the great thing is not to avoid mistakes but to have them take place under conditions such that they can be utilised to increase intelligence in the future.”
Reconstruction in Philosophy
Why so fascinated by mistakes? Because made so many? Because so terrified of them? Because I never saw influential people admit errors, even when clearly wrong? Therefore a disjuncture with what I saw and what was told to believe? Thus my anti-authoritarianism? Does it matter?