fredsbend
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I'm becoming more and more skeptical daily. Everyday is a challenge on what I thought was true.

Ultimately, all things are known because you want to believe you know. Facts are chains that bind perception and fetter truth. For a man can remake the world if he has a dream and no facts to cloud his mind.

What is skepticism:

The duty of the man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads.

  • Alhazen

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

  • René Descartes

What is science:

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it.

  • Lord Kelvin

Scientific investigations are a sort of warfare carried on against all one's contemporaries and predecessors.

  • Thomas Young

What is confirmation bias:

It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of the siren till she transforms us into beasts.

  • Patrick Henry "Give me liberty or give me death!"
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