Quote of the Day: Never Trust Simple and Plausible

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From the Time Traveller, in H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine:

Very simple was my explanation, and plausible enough — as most wrong theories are!

What was true in the year 802,701 is true in the year 2011 too. Never trust simple and plausible for any problem more interesting than a broken light switch.

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