[ by Charles Cameron — another “life imitates art” and a Trumpian ouroboros ]
In my view, humility shaves ckoser than Occam’s Razor — Occam tends not to shave our assumptions, while humility invites us to consider even our thoughts, even our certainties, as uncertain, as open to question.
Did I mention I’m the proud owner of the domain name, Church of the Open Question?
Life imitates art:
Upper panel: George W Bush and Bill Clinton on humility:
Lower panel: from Madam Secretary, season 3..
That’s actually brilliant, IMO. And Trump relishes and repeats it:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2014
Hey, Pope Francis is a close second..
The new Pope is a humble man, very much like me, which probably explains why I like him so much!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2013
And then there’s this — delicious — from a WaPo piece titled Donald Trump’s Secret Service code name is less humble, more mogul:
During a lightning round of a debate, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump picked a potential Secret Service code name that was truly coded: HUMBLE. When the braggadocious billionaire starts to receive actual Secret Service protection Wednesday morning, agents plan to call him something a bit more fitting: MOGUL.
Okay. Mebbe that’s a bit more modest.
Hm. MOGUL as in magnate, tycoon? Or MOGUL as in speed-bump on the ski slopes?