The power of Experts! Listen, don’t think!

Louis de Broglie received his first degree in History. Afterwards he turned his attention toward mathematics and physics and received a degree in physics. His 1924 Recherches sur la théorie des quanta (Research on the Theory of the Quanta), introduced his theory of electron waves. This included the wave-particle duality theory of matter, based on the work of Max Planck and Albert Einstein on light. The thesis examiners, unsure of the material, passed his thesis to Einstein for evaluation who endorsed his wave-particle duality proposal wholeheartedly; de Broglie was awarded his doctorate!

What is the underlying truth of this story? Simple: people trust the experts! They trust them so much so as to grant a doctorate to someone even without understanding it! They trust them so much so as to believe in a theory even though they do not understand it! Einstein himself was puzzled by how people believed he was a genious due to the Theory of Relativity, even though almost noone understood it!!!

So stay silent!

Do not think!

You cannot understand!

Just listen in awe!


This is the way things work.

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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