Sunday, July 10, 2005


If we start with principles that are empirically plain and are not the manifestation of general opinion, which is frequently idealized, we can take confidence in our observations. If our principles prove themselves false later on, so be it. The mistake will be honest, it will be our own, and it may even make us wiser in the end. As long as our principles are sound, however, further investigation will only strengthen them.

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