Monday, 19 December 2011

SCEPTICISM


I am prepared to admit any well-established result of science, NOT AS CERTAINLY TRUE, but as sufficiently probable to afford a basis for rational action.

The scepticism that I advocate amounts only to this::


1- that when the experts are agreed, the opposite opinion cannot be held to be certain;

2- that when they are not agreed, no opinion can be regarded as certain by a non-expert;

3- that when they all hold that no sufficient grounds for a positive opinion exists, the ordinary man would do well to suspend his judgement.

These propositions may seem MILD, yet, if ACCEPTED, they would absolutely revolutionize human life.


Afshan Siddiqi and Therese Budowski like this.

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