Thursday, June 02, 2005


I've been thinking about a logical term called the fallacy of irrefutability. It means that, if there is no way of proving something false, we cannot accept it as true. Not that we must prove it, but there must be a way of proving it--a test that it could fail. It seems to me that, rather than being fallacious, such an idea is more rightly defined as a belief--that which we accept as true without demanding proof.


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