One path to truth

Which process is more likely to lead us to objective truth?

Option one: Read that someone who heard voices long ago disapproved of shrimp and gay people. Declare one opinion to be absolute truth. Ignore the other. Done.

Option two: Consider what premises seem likely to be true. Reason carefully about what conclusions follow from those premises. Re-examine whether it still seems likely that the premises are true. Repeat indefinitely.

I know which approach I’m more optimistic about.

Dan Wylie-Sears, via email



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