Sunday, February 13, 2005

Traditional Wisdom

You know what they say: He who hesitates, is lost.  Those same people say: Look before you leap.  So what should we do?  If you hesitate, you loose; if you don't hesitate, you loose. 

The great thing about conventional wisdom is that it is free.  All you have to do is sit in an easy chair somewhere and think about it. 

Plain old common sense tells us that humans are too complex to have come into existence via evolution.  After all, where would the first biologically-significant molecules come from?  Outer space? 

In this post, I celebrate the virtues of empiricism; the fact that rationalist philosophy fares none to well is just too damn bad.  Read the rest at The Rest of the Story.