Re: The poisoned tree, was Re: Argument From Authority

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Fri Aug 17 2001 - 21:35:27 MDT

See next rock. It was a trick question. Me-fella belongalong Socrates.

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 07:41 AM 8/17/01 -0700, Mike Butler wrote:
> >...I take it, then. that "right, for the wrong reasons" doesn't
> >exist in your way of thinking? Fruit of the poisoned tree, and all that?
> >In other words, if a hardcore creationist claims that Newtonian mechanics
> is due
> >to the peculiar psychology of angels pushing planets around, is he
> incapable of
> >producing correct calculations using G*M1*M2/r^2 ?
> But why should you *care* what he says that's congruent with the common
> stock of [provisionally accepted and publicly corroborated] knowledge about
> the world?

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