Re: Argument From Authority

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Wed Aug 15 2001 - 15:37:00 MDT


From: "Lee Corbin" <lcorbin@tsoft.com>
> When we are examining the content of something, it simply should
> not matter who said it. Such "argument from authority" has been
> discredited, at least in the circles where I hang out, practically
> forever.

Nothing can overshadow the sagacity of this statement...
except, perhaps, the statement that authority belongs to the one who best
answers those who question authority.


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.



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