Moderation is often deployed as a risk management tactic when we sense that our knowledge of an issue is incomplete, yet we can't help stating a position. (Sometimes the motivation for such behavior is more sinister.) Successfully executed, this maneuver leads to us making peace with our ignorance and growing in misguided confidence. Before long we are caught in a positive feedback loop.

Hold no view in moderation; take a hypothesis (or a technique) to the extreme - that's how you discover its merits and limitations.

Rinse and repeat.
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