Fact and Instinct

“If a man is offered a fact which 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 which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.” — Bertrand Russell

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One Response to Fact and Instinct

  1. brig.seaver says:

    I love the quote. Its seems I have taken a similar path in blogging. Starting with political stuff, then finding 1) that it changes too fast, and 2) there is already too much out there; I now indulge in philosophy and general observations of a more enduring nature. Since my ideas are not original, I rely heavily on quotations as well.
    Thanks, Brig

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