John F Kenney on Arguments via Consensus

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John F Kenney on Arguments via Consensus

Post by Jim Steele » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:34 pm

“For the greatest enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears.

We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
John F. Kennedy
Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11, 1962
“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." Galileo