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For me it isn't an either or situation. There's at least a third basket, if not an infinite amount of baskets, between accepting and discounting an idea.
This expresses my notion of human knowledg… (View Post)
I think ideally the default scientific view is one of not knowing, ignorance or agnosticism. It takes observations about the world and asks what we can demonstrably, empirically show to be true abou… (View Post)
That is similar to my experiences as well. The Tibetans are pretty open and don't force dogma on anyone, but the intellectual world is pretty insular and self reinforcing. It reminds of a … (View Post)
For the most part all I've wanted out of life is to be happy. I think I've come to value truth as the most important value though. I think I'd rather have a hard truth than a pleasant fiction. (View Post)