Tuesday, February 27, 2007

According to Berra, Bohr, Stengel, Twain, Einstein, Shaw (and at least 19 other people, probably more)

Last December, in "Bohr leads Berra, but Yogi closing the gap" I posted about the origins of the saying, "Prediction is difficult, especially of the future." The leading candidates were Niels Bohr, Yogi Berra, Albert Einstein and Mark Twain, their order depending on how you structure your search. Now a reader with either a lot of time on his hands or a search algorithm with a far greater reach than mine has extended that list to 25 people and several general attributions, such as "wise/old Chinese saying/proverb" -- with links to lots of examples. His name is Larry Denenberg. You can check out the original post at the link above and click on his link in the comments, or you can click here to go directly to Denenberg's list.

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