Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bertrand Russell Understood the Anthony Watts of the World

“If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.”

-- Bertrand Russell
Though to some extent this surely applies to all of us.

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