Cocksure [Adj.]


Overconfident; confident in an excessive or arrogant way.

“Intellectuals are cynical and cynics have never built a cathedral.” – Henry Kissinger

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4 thoughts on “Cocksure [Adj.]

  1. “Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.”
    ― Voltaire

    “Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile.”
    ― Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  2. Personally I’ve always felt the boys who worked on the Tower of Babel to be a bit overambitious. Of course the god of the Bible overreacted as well – all he had to do was sit back with a plate of nachos and chuckle as the masons passed out from lack of oxygen.

  3. A grossly misinterpreted event. Logically any brain capable of lofty engineering and construction would know they can’t build “a tower that reaches to the heavens” – the misunderstanding is deliberate. The proper understanding is that the “tower” was a launching pad for rockets. (Yes, loud laughter… for now, but eventually, when all the obvious evidence for highly advanced and hi-tech ancient civilizations is no longer deceitfully hidden, Babel will be understood as well.) No, the gods could not afford to wait with their Nachos until the humans failed: they were not about to. They knew their business but unfortunately they had an Achilles’ heel: they communicated telepathically, not verbally. Kill that and no one understands another as they have yet no spoken or written language. Thus the inevitable scattering as man is plunged into another spate of dark times. The gods feared the humans as a plague and were not about to let them conquer space, not without a serious attempt to keep them where they belonged. Let me add here that I think mankind is about to find out, once more, what a failed technology does. We’re approaching another Babel event.

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