“There is no such thing as perfection in human knowledge, nor for that matter in any other human achievement. Omniscience is denied to man. The most elaborate theory that seems to satisfy completely our thirst for knowledge may one day be amended or supplanted by a new theory. Science does not give us absolute and final certainty. It only gives us assurance within the limits of our mental abilities and the prevailing state of scientific thought. A scientific system is but one station in an endlessly progressing search for knowledge. It is necessarily affected by the insufficiency inherent in every human effort.”

in Epistemology, Ludwig von Mises, Writers

-Ludwig von Mises, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Auburn: Ludwig von Mises Institute The Scholar’s Edition, 2008), p. 7.

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