Proof requires agreement on a set of axioms.
Trying to understand
Outrage leaves little room for reason.
Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
There’s atoms and empty space. All else is opinion.
It is more reasonable to believe that UFOs are the result of the known, irrational behavior of terrestrials than the unknown, rational behavior of extraterrestrials.
All reason can do is to argue what seems reasonable.
Most of us have, in some area or other of our thinking, improper habits of evaluation. For this, society itself is to blame: most societies systematically encourage, concerning certain topics, the habitual confusion of symbols with things symbolized.
What good is intelligence if our primary use of it is to deceive ourselves?
Plurality ought not to be posited without necessity.
(That is, The simplest answer may be the best.)
Who am I to be objective?
A human usually sets the premises in place before activating the logic process.
The only way to make kids understand sometimes is to reason with them really loud.
The gods offer no rewards for intellect. There was never one yet that showed any interest in it.
All thought is metaphor.
Seek simplicity: and distrust it.
Any man will listen to reason for a while, but when the passions rise, reason is as quickly forgotten as the graffiti in a shit house.
You can refute Hegel but not the Saint or the Song of Sixpence.
Theory is the highest form of knowledge
A sentient creature can aspire to.
Fact … Evidence … Proof …
Such concepts require an epistemology at least roughly agreed upon.
Saint Paul was quite right to suspect human reason. We should learn the lesson well: suspecting Paul’s and our own reasoning too.
Reason doesn’t rule. The tribe rules.