Fourth of Six

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Thursday, September 08, 2005


"'[Bertrand] Russell was a titan of modern philosophy and arguably the most intelligent man of the twentieth century, but [Paul] Johnson (1988, Intellectuals) notes that he was totally detached from physical reality. He could not make his hearing aid work, and he never learned how to make a pot of tea. His wife kept leaving him detailed instructions, for example, 'Pour water from kettle into teapot'-but he never got the hang of it.'
Daniel SELIGMAN, 1992, A Question of Intelligence:
the IQ Debate in America. New York : Carol (Birch Lane)."


At 1:59 AM, Blogger Dedwarmo said...

"There is no logical impossibility in the hypothesis that the world sprang into being five minutes ago, exactly as it then was, with a population that "remembered" a wholly unreal past. There is no logically necessary connection between events at different times; therefore nothing that is happening now or will happen in the future can disprove the hypothesis that the world began five minutes ago."
— Bertrand Russell


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