Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Otherwise you're a fundamentalist: LILEKS - The Bleat

The most reliable human browser (for my taste) Newmark's Door directs his readers' attention to this quotation from Lilek's:
It’s the sort of argument that marks the Modern Mind in its most facile and aggravating: the presence of hypocrisy on both sides renders both equally suspect; wisdom is best manifested by posing trick questions; people who believe stuff are all alike, in a way, inasmuch as they believe stuff, and what’s most dangerous is not what you believe, but how much you believe it. Conviction is good if the last word in your credo is “but.” Otherwise you’re a fundamentalist.

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