Brian Williams issue

Well, we could lose an important teachable moment here is he just resigns.

Myths of memory need to be an issue, the idea that it is like a video recording does a lot of harm, from routine conflicts to court cases.

The most classic example is written up in “Wittgenstein’s Poker”, a book about all the differing memories of what happened between Wittgenstein and Popper decades ago with all the leading philosophers of knowledge present.

Popper claimed decades later that Wittgenstein threatened him with a poker; most disagree but there seem to be as many different recollections as there were people in the room.


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