|Metalogue: How Much Do You Know?|
|Daugther:||Daddy, how much do you know?|
|Father:||Me? Hmmm-I have about a pound of knowledge.|
|Daugther:||Don’t be silly. It is a pound sterling or a pound weight? I mean really how much do you know?|
|Father:||Well, my brain weights about two pounds and I suppose I use a quarter of it-or use it about a quarter efficiency. So let’s say half a pound.|
|Daugther:||But do you know more than Johnny’s daddy? Do you know more than I do?|
|Father:||Hmm-I once knew a little boy in England who asked his father, “Do fathers always know more than sons?” and the fathers said, “Yes.” The next question was, “Daddy, who invented the the steam engine?” and the father said, “James Watt.” And then the son came back with “-but why didn’t James Watt’s father invent it?|
I like a lot this fragment from Bateson’s book. Do our logic improves through age?