Talk:Karl Popper

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An anecdote involving Karl Popper: When he was invited to join Mensa, he said that whatever his intelligence was, it wasn't so low as to make him want to sit around with people whose only attribute was they the did well on IQ tests. Does anyone have a source for this? 12:28, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Here's a second- or third-hand source : 22:43, 25 November 2009 (UTC)


"The question is not how to get good people to rule; the question is how to stop the powerful from doing as much damage as they can to us." Can anybody find a decent reference? 06:16, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

I have seen something similar: "(...) it forces us to replace the question: Who should rule? by the new question: How can we so organize political institutions that bad or incompetent rulers can be prevented from doing too much damage?". The Open Society And Its Enemies (1966, 5th ed. Chapter 7 Section I)

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I think the following can be included: "No kind of determinism, whether it be expressed as the principle of the uniformity of nature or as the law of universal causation, can be considered any longer a necessary assumption of scientific method...". The Open Society And Its Enemies (1966, 5th ed. Chapter 13)