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Thread #124666   Message #2754444
Posted By: Ed T
28-Oct-09 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: The problem at Mudcat? Moderated thread
Subject: RE: BS: The problem at Mudcat? Moderated thread
"The most savage controversies are of matters to which there is no good evidence either way. Every man is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day.

If a man is offered a fact that goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something that gives a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidenc

All movements go too far. Too little liberty brings stagnation, too much brings chaos.   It's a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this".

Bertrand Russell (compiled)