Re: virus: Incredulity

Tony Hindle (
Fri, 14 Mar 1997 09:53:14 +0000

In message <>, David
McFadzean <> writes
>At 02:07 PM 12/03/97 -0800, Richard Brodie wrote:
>>David McF wrote:
>>>I'm suggesting that incredulity is justified in some cases. Like if
>>>a situation is logically impossible, then is it reasonable to be
>>>incredulous. Or when someone claims that a miracle happened in the
>>>past which breaks physical laws (definition of miracle) then it is
>>>reasonable to say, "I can't believe that is true." Would you discard
>>>that argument out of hand?
>>Not at all. But one has to admit that one has faith in rationality.
>Absolutely not. Belief in the virtues of rationality is not without
>good evidence. And nothing is beyond criticism, including rationality.
>There is no faith involved.
We must have faith in using good evidence. Is this what you
are both saying?

Tony Hindle.
If we want to improve our understanding then considering
the evidence is the best way.
(the evidence for this claim is overwhelming)