Re: virus: Rationality in the Cave

Tim Rhodes (
Sun, 14 Mar 1999 20:35:50 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 14 Mar 1999, David McFadzean wrote:

> I get the impression that most people view skeptics as erring on the
> side of not believing truths. However that is not the case, skeptics
> try to find the optimal balance. Given any claim X they ask themselves
> which is more likely given the evidence: X or not-X?

This is an interesting thread and I'm learning a lot about the participants by their responses to KMO's hypothetical question. Quite interesting indeed...

BTW, if I'm ever stranded and in real trouble, remind me to knock on a Christian's door before David's. True charity sees only the need, not the truth value of its expression.

-Prof. Tim