#98 The Almost-Weekend Reading Snippets

The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande (emphasis mine):

"We have just two reasons that we may nonetheless fail.

The first is ignorance—we may err because science has given us only a partial understanding of the world and how it works. There are skyscrapers we do not yet know how to build, snowstorms we cannot predict, heart attacks we still haven't learned. The second type of failure the philosophers called ineptitude—because in these circumstances the knowledge exists, yet we fail to apply it correctly. This is the skyscraper that is built wrong and collapses, the snowstorm whose signs the meteorologist just plain missed, the stab wound from a weapon the doctors forgot to ask about."