It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. Obviously those two modes of thought are in some tension. But if you are able to exercise only one of these modes, which ever one it is, you’re in deep trouble.
Twitter, Good Faith, Skepticism, and Open-Mindedness
Peter Gasston
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Great quote and great take. If there is anything I learned from high school Theory of Knowledge class and have to frequently remind myself of, it’s that there is such a thing as too much open-mindedness. Balance!

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