Wednesday, February 04, 2009

So Quote This

Intelligence does not decrease our propensity for self-delusion so much as it increases our capacity for it.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mark Pemberton said...

Trying to find a 30 story building to stand on top to fully comprehend this because this quite is DEEP! :)

Fri Feb 06, 10:07:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Jim Pemberton said...

It's just a thought I had considering how the most intellectual anti-Christian apologists commit some of the most insidious fallacies and actually believe the results. It just means that they have chosen the results a priori and developed their supporting arguments after the fact, thus confusing their intellectual cleverness for enlightenment. But the principle seems to extend beyond this observation, so I decided to create a proverb for it. The application is that we need to challenge our own presuppositions to ensure we don't do the same thing.

Since your knee is still recovering, you might consider taking the elevator to the top of that 30-story building. ;)

Fri Feb 06, 10:56:00 AM GMT-5  

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