Tag: Reason (home)

When I come upon anything--in Logic or in any other hard subject--that entirely puzzles me, I find it a capital plan to talk it over, aloud, even when I am all alone. One can explain things so clearly to one's self! And then, you know, one is so patient with one's self: one never gets irritated at one's own stupidity!

permalink source: Lewis Carroll
tags: Logic, Reason, Truth

The secular university is scandalized by the claims of revelation. Those who have, for whatever historical reasons, become seekers-on-principle, cannot tolerate the allegation that truth is a gift. To have to receive offends those who have determined to take.

permalink source: Louis Mackey
tags: Reason, Truth, Revelation

In a forest a fox bumps into a little rabbit, and says, "Hi, junior, what are you up to?" "I'm writing a dissertation on how rabbits eat foxes," said the rabbit. "Come now, friend rabbit, you know that's impossible!" "Well, follow me and I'll show you." They both go into the rabbit's dwelling and after a while the rabbit emerges with a satisfied expression on his face. Comes along a wolf. "Hello, what are we doing these days?" "I'm writing the second chapter of my thesis, on how rabbits devour wolves." "Are you crazy? Where is your academic honesty?" "Come with me and I'll show you." As before, the rabbit comes out with a satisfied look on his face and a diploma in his paw. Finally, the camera pans into the rabbit's cave and, as everybody should have guessed by now, we see a mean-looking, huge lion sitting next to some bloody and furry remnants of the wolf and the fox. The moral: It's not the contents of your thesis that are important -- it's your PhD advisor that really counts.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Education, Grades, Logic, Reason, College

If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.

permalink source: Voltaire
tags: Apologetics, Philosophy, Reason, Evil

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.

permalink source: Democritus of Abdera
tags: Opinions, Reason

Always assume the burden of proof is yours because you’re the one who wants to know.

permalink source: Dallas Willard, in a lecture at Stanford 5/3/2005
tags: Logic, Reason

The Limits of Reason

But reason is an eyeball, and not a source of light. God created us with a faculty for rational weighing and sifting of evidence so that we could submit to light from outside. Every form of religion and secularism that tries to make the eyeball shed light is therefore doomed to failure.

permalink source: Papa Don't Pope, Douglas Wilson, page 58
tags: Apologetics, Reason, Faith