Thursday, September 26, 2013

Why We Should Choose Science over Beliefs – By Michael Shermer

Found via The Big Picture.


The article above reminded me of some quotes:

“Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what every man wishes, that he also believes to be true.” –Demosthenes

“Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.” –John Kenneth Galbraith

“We work really hard never to get confused with what we know from what we think or hope or wish.” –Seth Klarman

"So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do." –Ben Franklin