“Experience comes to man in many more forms than are commonly recognized by the professional experimenter or the seeker after explicit knowledge. We would destroy the foundations of much successful action if we disdained to rely on ways of doing things evolved by the process of trial and error simply because the reason for their adoption has not been handed down to us. The appropriateness of our conduct is not necessarily dependent on our knowing why it is so. Such understanding is one way of making our conduct appropriate, but not the only one.”

in Epistemology, F.A. Hayek, Writers

-F.A. HayekThe Constitution of Liberty (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, Paperback edition, 1978), p. 64.

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