David in A&P offers this coda for his series of blog posts on knowledge and belief. It happens to coincide perfectly with the presentation Dave gave in CoPhi yesterday, when he reminded us just how much “knowledge” we’ve all been taught to accept on authority and faith. Easter bunnies, tooth fairies, Santa Claus, omnipotent beings… where does it end?
As Mr. Twain said, the trouble with people is what they know that just ain’t so.
And that seems like a pretty good note to end the first half of the semester on. I’m ready to take a breath, take a hike, & try to get a clue. Just gotta inflict a few midterm exams first.
Imagine what you’ll “know” tomorrow.