Monday, June 05, 2006

Quote of the day

"Skepticism is dangerous. That's exactly its function, in my view. It is the business of skepticism to be dangerous. And that's why there is a great reluctance to teach it in the schools. That's why you don't find a general fluency in skepticism in the media. On the other hand, how will we negotiate a very perilous future if we don't have the elementary intellectual tools to ask searching questions of those nominally in charge, especially in a democracy? . . ." - Carl Sagan, "The Burden of Skepticism" (via Butterflies and Wheels)

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