Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Self Reference ecnerefeR fleS

"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives."
- Leo Tolstoy

Now should I decline to accept the above quote, then it means that my principles are based on the fact that I would accept the most obvious truths even though they contradict my conclusions etc.etc. ... (oh no, but I just declined to accept it!) . And if I accept the above quote it implies that I seldom accept the most obvious truth...

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