Mediocrity is a way of life to some, a curiosity to others. To cosmologist Alexander Vilenkin [pictured here], it’s a principle. This principled man gives details in this monograph: “The Principle of Mediocrity,” Alexander Vilenkin, arXiv:1108.4990v1, 25 Aug 2011.
David Hume, in his essay called “The Sceptic”, talked about anything that explains everything: I have long entertained a suspicion, with regard to the decisions of philosophers upon all subjects, and found in myself a greater inclination to dispute, than assent to their conclusions. There is one mistake, to which they seem liable, almost without […]