Wednesday, October 10, 2007


So apparently, Descartes and Spinoza had a disagreement about whether, faced with a new proposition we:

D: Comprehend
Accept or Reject

S: Comprehend and Accept
Consider and possibly reject

This reminds me, actually, of a recent CDC study I heard about, from the same source, about how people misremember so-called "myths" that are being refuted, as being true AND that the source of the "truth" was the mythbuster.
In other words, Spinoza could have predicted the CDC's quandary.

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