I love Minchin's songs. Have you heard "Storm"?mkaobrih wrote:I thought it was Carl Sagan's quote - Tim Minchin has a song about it.aiseiri47 wrote:I've heard Dawkins use it, but I think there are several variations of it from various sources; it's a good one, though. It's one of those rare quotes that really speaks for itself."There's no harm in being open-minded, so long as you're not so open minded that your brain falls out". I'm afraid I can't find an original attribution for that one..."
I thought it was Sagan too, or maybe Feynman, but I wasn't sure. They both probably said it at some point but I'd be interested to trace the original attribution. I found a website that suggests it was someone called Max Radin in 1937 in the Yale Law Journal, where he said:
"Practical gentlemen have a number of bitterly sarcastical comments on persons whose minds are so open that their brains fall out".
Even this indicates that other forms of the saying were around even earlier, so it seems that the case must remain open for now!