by Chet Raymo
1. Respect what your parents and teachers tell you, but keep an open mind.
4. Be willing to say "I don't know."
5. Don't be afraid to say "I was wrong."
6. Keep a sense of humor.
7. Respect the beliefs of others, in so far as they are willing to respect your beliefs."
"The 4 Rules of Rational Thinking"
1. Do not use more when less will suffice.
2. Prefer the probable to the improbable.
3. Do not evoke the exotic when the commonplace will do.
4. Be prepared to admit you are wrong.”