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You must have good evidence that things are true before you believe in them and that is not as simpl

You must have good evidence that things are true before you believe in them and that is not as simpl

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You must have good evidence that things are true before you believe in  them and that is not as simple as it sounds. 1. Unfortunately, truth is not  necessarily obvious, what you like, nor the easiest. 2. Neither is common  sense an acceptable arbiter of reality. Common sense can be as dangerous  as helpful. Common sense is the "intellectual" force underlying adages  horoscopes and the burning of witches. They can only be misconstrued into  some caricature of truth in retrospect. Often they are true only in the  sense that they predict everything, for example "opportunity knocks once",  and "it's never too late." One or the other is certainly true on any one  occasion. The need is to know in advance not after the fact when it is too  late. 3. That your mother, teacher, or best friend believes something does  not make it true either. That your friends support your view is no help. 
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