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Too Wonderful

2021 December 19

Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature. —Michael Faraday

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Questioning Nature

2021 June 21

What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning. — Werner Heisenberg

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Against Scientism

2021 June 18

Regardless of your scientific theory, scientism destroys human knowledge and makes you stupid. Regardless of your political ideology, political scientism destroys human life and makes you dangerous. — Robin Koerner

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Don't Peek

2021 June 17

I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it. — Albert Einstein

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Hume on Civil Government

2021 June 16

The origin of civil government [is that] men are not able radically to cure, either in themselves or others, that narrowness of soul, which makes them prefer the present to the remote. — David Hume, 1739

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The Illusion of Knowledge

2021 June 16

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. — Stephen Hawking

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Hume on What Makes Truth Agreeable

2017 October 18

David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature, Book II, Section X: “The first and most considerable circumstance requisite to render truth agreeable, is the genius and capacity, which is employ’d in its invention and discovery. What is easy and obvious is never valu’d; even what is in itself difficult, if we come to the knowledge of it without difficulty, and without any stretch of thought or judgment, is but little regarded. ... Read more …

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Philosophy

0001 January 1

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. — Ludwig Wittgenstein

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