Posts Tagged ‘set in our way’

The World You Live In Has a Population of One

October 20, 2009

Bertrand Russell

What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires—desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.
Bertrand Russell

I not only can’t argue against Russell’s observation, I must plead guilty to it. I am far too receptive to (more…)