The Brutality of Reason Example

By Ironcross One-One

Slicing and dicing things into pieces small enough
to be fed to Liberals, Kooks and Anti-Americans.
When feeding Kooks and Anti-Americans
I suggest a potato gun.

If you are the emotional liberal type, this mindspace will make you uncomfortable. If you think my logic or facts are faulty, lets discuss it. When your findings disagree with my findings, that is dialogue. But using rhetoric to disagree with science is demogoguery. No demogoguery! I usually refrain from insults, but occasionally, ignorance and liberal hypocrisy bring out the worst in me.

Location: Edge of Nowhere, Washington, United States

Military Jumper, Diver, Motorcycle Rider, Air Traffic Control and Demolitions Man. I build furniture and cabinets and can frame, roof, wire, plumb and finish a house. Can weld steel, drive heavy equipment, build pole barns and mortared rock walls. Have written one bad novel and one brilliant thesis. And I play the guitar.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

The Source of Unwanted Consequences

It's never what you know, (conscious knowledge)
Rarely, it's what you don't know you know (unconscious knowledge)
Sometimes, it's what you know you don't know. (conscious ignorance)
Mostly, it's what you don't know you don't know (unconscious ignorance) that will hand you your ass every time.

If you want to avoid unwanted consequences, be aware of the gaps in your knowledge.

That includes the things you may believe that are patently false. As Ayn Rand urges us in "Atlas Shrugged:, "Check your premises".


More on "knowing what you don't know" in a post called Einstein's Puzzle


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