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Message 2230 of 3810 (908117)
03-07-2023 3:52 PM
Reply to: Message 2222 by Phat
03-07-2023 12:53 PM

Re: What's Important enough?
Phat writes:
Nobody believes the whole story. The question is which parts one chooses to keep.
That is a very silly notion, Phat. Choosing to keep something and believing something are two very different things. Suppose the story goes that you can jump off of a cliff and that if you then flap your arms you will grow wings and safely land on your feet. If you choose to disregard the wing thing and to keep the safe landing part, good luck to you. It's just not how things work. Belief is not a matter of choice.
Added by edit: The above should not be misconstrued as me believing that flapping ones arms would really result in keeping one from ending up splattered at the bottom of the cliff. But you get my drift, no doubt.

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." - Charles Darwin.

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