Trevor Dixon

I Don't Know

Dr. Knutson tells us that in recent years, he has decided to be decisive, but in a recording of an interview with Jon Dupre, the guest expert Dr. Knutson exhibits a rare and refreshing irresoluteness. Pressed to take a stand on tough issues, Dr. Knutson declines to deliver convenient common-sense opinions, offering instead a wise, humble “I don’t know”. So-called common sense (a trait people tend to claim exclusively for themselves and those of like mind) produces so many wrong answers. The world needs more people with the patience and thoughtfulness to speak in less than absolute terms and the guts to say “I don’t know.”