Quote of the Day, Thanks to Google

“The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.”
Thorstein Veblen

This drives home a point that I’ve often meditated on; why is it that that exploration only whets the appetite for further exploration? I was once told that we’re close to knowing all there is to know. What a load of rubbish, eh? That was some time back (junior high, methinks). Well, whatever. What’s really amazing here is how powerful this is. So many folks think that the purpose of research is (simply) answering a question, finding the truth. Yet, the more you learn, the further you seem to be from the truth. Perhaps it is within the quest for knowledge that we learn how far from the truth we really were. Eh, sounds good…

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I’m Carl Setzer, a nearly life-long resident of greater Seattle. I'm a Realtor. A geek who loves things Star Trek and Star Wars, Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell. I’m a technophile who’s studied many different computing systems and ideologies. And as an alum of the US Navy’s Nuclear Power Program, I have a solid engineering skill-set and experience with complex project management process.