Everyone Is In Love With Ideology

Except that he misused the terms “intelligent design” and “evolution” (see the comments), the Ethical Warrior does it again! I’d like to recommend to him and you all this TED talk; it is relevant:

http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_drori_on_what_we_think_we_know.html

Cheers, Lux.

The Ethical Warrior

Everybody is in love with ideology.  Actually, it would be more correct to say that everybody is in love with their OWN ideology.  The truth is that many people don’t care about other people’s opinions, and they feel justified because they are certain that they are right.

Ideology is a wonderful thing.  Where else can a person be absolutely certain about something that they might know very little about?  One of my favorite sayings along these lines is from Dorion Sagan who said, “The difference between science and philosophy is that the scientist learns more and more about less and less until she knows everything about nothing, whereas a philosopher learns less and less about more and more until he knows nothing about everything.”

With regards to science, Paul Feyerabend, a philosopher of science himself, said that, “…it (science) is inherently superior only for those who have already decided in…

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2 thoughts on “Everyone Is In Love With Ideology

    • No problem. You should check out his website, it’s darn interesting. You’ll disagree with most everything I think, like you probably disagree with most everything I say. But it’s interesting. Cheers.

      Lux

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