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hubris

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(in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc., ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin
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Lynch harbors a scientistic lust for prediction, and hubristically hopes the new science he's hyping could prove a real-world analog to science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's vision, in his Foundation series, of "psycho-history": a nearly infallible predictive social science.
He hubristically accosted him that not in his lifetime could win war against India in Kashmir.
On my analysis, health care providers should resist Veatch's form of skepticism and hold firm (but not hubristically or dogmatically so) to their conceptions of their patients' good, while recognizing that in many cases their confidence in what is best is not rooted in their medical expertise.
Of late Tyson, in the guise of both outsider artist and outsider scientist, has been hubristically, but somehow movingly, preoccupied with representing ideas of infinity as expressed in the cosmos, the subatomic, and the minutiae of human consciousness.
The scientific age has committed us to hubristically stretching the envelope of what's possible, even when there's no obvious demand to do so.