Beyond Reason


Truth and Cornhole

Posted in Personal,Philosophy by Abigail on March 11, 2008

Truth is what stands the test of experience.
–Einstein

This is a very nice thought, but it doesn’t do any good. Can’t I doubt my own experience? Better yet, can’t I doubt everything? While this creates an obvious problem – sheer madness – isn’t this exactly what I’m called to? The educated know better than to take things on first account; but exactly how far do you go? At some point you reach your own mind. Do you challenge that?

Just a few theoretical ramblings…

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On a completely different note, the makers of The Facebook Song have now created The Cornhole Song. I think it’s great! Although – one warning – it’s over the top and could be viewed as slightly disturbing. But if you like cornhole (or hate it!) and you like ridiculously absurd humor, this is for you. Do keep in mind, I’m not responsible for this video clip. I just think it’s extremely amusing.

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3 Responses to 'Truth and Cornhole'

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  1. Chris said,

    That was hilarious.

  2. roopster said,

    Can’t I doubt my own experience? Better yet, can’t I doubt everything?

    You should doubt your own experiences and in fact everything. Scrutiny does not destroy truth, it strengthens it (forgot who said that).

    Paul

  3. amandalaine said,

    “You should doubt… everything.” Why did you post on my blog? You didn’t know that I would actually see it; you don’t know that anyone will see it. You didn’t know that the Internet would work today. You don’t even really know that I exist. And you don’t know what it means to exist. If you think a person should really doubt everything, they would be paralyzed in immobilization. In other words, they literally, physically wouldn’t be able to move. You moved. You typed words into a computer and expected it all to work and went on your merry way. You trusted – in other words you did NOT doubt – therefore you are not following your own philosophy which you just typed into your keyboard.

    It’s a well-known point that no human being can actually doubt everything; again, this leads to madness. It has been tried and it has produced fabulously bad results.

    So, let me clarify. My point was not saying that you should not doubt/scrutinize – everyone has already agreed for millennia that this should be done… there is no controversy – but was instead asking the question of how far you should go. When (and for what reason) do you stop doubting and start believing? This is the question.


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