All Blog Posts Tagged 'hubris' (2)

Hubris and Certainty

“I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.”  ~Clarence S. Darrow

 

“Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.”  ~Bertrand Russell

 

“The educated in [the critical habit of thought] . . . are slow to believe.  They can hold things as possible or probable in all degrees,…

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Added by Atheist Exile on July 19, 2011 at 8:32am — 67 Comments

Re: Some thoughts upon the popular idea of deriding Agnostics as "fence-sitters".

It really is beyond just annoying when folks choose to grace the front page of a|n with their blogging wisdom, and then proceed to lock all commentary when it deviates from what they wish to hear. It really is the ultimate expression of weeniedom. The original blog entry can be seen here and is worth a look to grasp the whole context. It starts off quite vigorously -…



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Added by Фелч Гроган on April 15, 2010 at 7:29am — 24 Comments

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