Thursday, July 9, 2009

Quote of the Week - C.S. Peirce

"Some persons fancy that bias and counter-bias are favorable to the extraction of truth--that hot and partisan debate is the way to investigate. This is the theory of our atrocious legal procedure. But Logic puts its heel upon this suggestion. It irrefragably demonstrates that knowledge can only be furthered by the real desire for it, and that the methods of obstinancy, of authority, and every mode of trying to reach a foregone conclusion, are absolutely of no value." -- Charles Sanders Peirce

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