Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors? Fallible men, governed by bad passions, by private as well as public reasons. And why subject it to coercion? To produce uniformity? But is uniformity of opinion desirable? No more than of face and stature.

- Thomas Jefferson

Question ALL

Something anyone with a smidgen of a functioning brain should know, question everything. It is how you learn and how you get closer to truth. When you cannot trust your answers, you must question more and find better answer. This being the case, is it any surprise science has lost credibility?

“There is evidence that the corrosion in the public attitude to climate science has spread over to other areas of science,” said Ralph Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences, citing public opinion surveys in the US and elsewhere. [Read]

If you want people to trust you then tell them the truth.

When a politician explains why they have not done what they said they were going to do while campaigning with statements such as, 'That was just a campaign promise," as if we should all know that is an acceptable lie.

Remember, liars lie. You do not go to liars to solve problems.

posted at 00:08:18 on 02/22/10 by clearpolitics - Category: Proclamations - [Permalink]

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