"A Wave of Reason"

Written two years ago, reposted now: 



I’ve been reading some of the popular self-fulfilment prophets recently, and Marshall Rosenberg on “Non-violent Communication”, and I badly need to post this as an antidote.


Rosenberg’s message seems to be that we shouldn’t think at all, and the others go on about changing our lives with our thoughts until I feel enveloped in sticky threads of confusion.


And then I need to hear Bertrand Russell say:


When you are studying any matter
Or considering any philosophy
Ask yourself only
What are the facts
And what is the truth
That the facts bear out



And Phil Plait say: 


Teach a man to reason
And he’ll think for a lifetime


And … I’ll shut up and let them speak for themselves. 









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