Reading Time: 4 minutes This is part 2 in a series. One thing that I learned from Dr. J. Lennox of Oxford is that it’s imperative to test the premises and data of assertions, no matter the credentials and subject mastery of the person making the assertion. We don’t just need good reasoning, but also good logic. Logic is the fundamental rules that we apply to reasoning to “reason from A to B.” It’s…
Reading Time: 5 minutes “We must distinguish between truth, which is objective and absolute, and certainty, which is subjective.” —Popper
But is there a difference between knowledge and certainty?
Reading Time: 3 minutes “You are no more responsible for the state of your brain in this moment than you are for your height…thoughts simply arise in the mind. But the idea that we as conscious beings are…responsible for the characters of our minds, simply can’t be mapped onto reality.”
Reading Time: < 1 minute There is no truth. You can take that to the bank.
Reading Time: 5 minutes “Since the brain cannot have thoughts about stuff, it cannot make, have, or act on plans, projects, or purposes it gives itself. Nor, for that matter, can it act on plans that anyone else favors it with. There are no plans. That’s just more of the illusion Mother Nature exploited for our survival.”