Yes, We All Like To Argue

But here’s a thought to consider:

Just a few centuries ago, the smartest humans alive were dead wrong about damn near everything. They were wrong about gods. Wrong about astronomy. Wrong about disease. Wrong about heredity. Wrong about physics. Wrong about racism, sexism, nationalism, governance, and many other moral issues. Wrong about geology. Wrong about cosmology. Wrong about chemistry. Wrong about evolution. Wrong about nearly every subject imaginable.

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Royce December 23, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Good call. Indeed, millenia ago, Socrates was (apocryphally) called the wisest man on earth precisely because he was aware of how little he actually knew. Or so they wrote of him.

Would we all be better off if we took a more Socratic approach to discussion?