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Is It So – Trust but Verify Part 3

Before we had developed the scientific method, experimentation, and instrumentation to test and measure our hypotheses the world of science was the world of the Philosopher. A Philosopher is, “a person who offers views or theories on profound questions in ethics, metaphysics, logic, and other related fields.” There are many well known Philosophers through out time. Socrates, Plato, Epictetus, René …

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Critical Thinking – Trust But Verify Part 2

“It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. Obviously those two modes of thought are in some tension. But if you are able to exercise only one of …

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What Do We Know? – Trust but Verify Part 2

“Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.” – Christopher Hitchens The ability to think critically, to examine ideas, to separate the known from what we believe we know, and to draw conclusions that match reality may be the most important quality a person can have. If you …