by Chet Raymo
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."
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.”